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Charlie what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created. Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Joining us now is Sean Davis CEO and co -founder of The Federalist. Sean I'm tired of losing. I'm sick of losing. I'm a big football fan. It's my weakness. I know I get a lot of hate mail for it. Oh it's woke. I don't care and one of the things about football is if you lose you get fired. At the RNC though if you lose you remain. Explain this to me Sean. I don't know it seems like that's almost a fact of politics anymore. Is it the watching these debates for example. Why on earth are people who hate us and hate people who read us and follow us and hate what we believe. Why are we letting them run these debates and attack our people. It would almost be like giving the Yankees front office the ability to interview anyone who's going to go and play for the Red Sox or like letting the Redskins and I still call them the Redskins and I always will. Letting the Redskins coach like pick who's going to play for the Cowboys. It's so dumb and yet we seem to do it debate after debate and year after year and I simply don't understand it at all. Yeah and so I want to play a piece of tape here. So Ronna McRomney was asked about her involvement in Virginia and it's always deflection. It's blaming other side and Larry O 'Connor who's a total superstar. I really like Larry. He's been in the movement for quite some time. He's so calmly and beautifully asked this question was like hey why wasn't the RNC more involved. His reaction afterwards is just epic. So let's play this piece of tape here. It's always somebody else's fault. It's never the national party's fault. Play cut 155. You don't let people lie about you and let it not let it go unanswered. Let it go unanswered and our candidates have got to do this. You can walk and chew gum at the same time. You can go and say this is where I stand. The Democrats are lying and now let's talk about crime, schools, border, fentanyl, and national security. I just want to clarify one quick thing though. The RNC had no involvement in these elections in Virginia per Governor Youngkin's request. We not well we were told in the summer they didn't need us that they had all the money and they were good. So now we've learned that the Virginia GOP chair Rich Anderson says that he asked the RNC to match the Democrats with one million dollars of a late cash infusion into the state. The RNC the only excuse they have is they can't raise money but that was supposed to be an thing. honest She said well we have no money but you're not raising any money because donors don't trust you the grassroots don't trust you. Sean help me understand. Yeah you've got two jobs as a as a party leader. You raise money and you set up state -by -state infrastructure so that the party can succeed which means by the way getting out to vote and setting up get out to vote infrastructure. So your your job is to supposed to raise a truckload of money and you're supposed to set up everything so that we can match the other side match the Democrats and how they get out the vote how they do ballot chase and all that. I've seen like I don't pay attention all that much to the fundraising so I won't I won't comment on that but it's been almost four years since a completely absurd election in 2020 when the Democrats just ran circles around us in in their absentee ballot chase their mail -in chase. I haven't seen a whole lot of evidence and that in states where we really need to win like Arizona and Georgia that either the state party or the national party is doing much of anything to make sure the Dems don't run in 2024 the exact same playbook they ran against us in 2020. So I'm I'm honestly kind of befuddled I feel like I'm watching office space watching the Bob's interview the employees and thinking what would you say you do here because I can't figure it out. So moving forward here Sean let's emphasize on the NBC news thing so we're after a very disappointing night and then Lester Holt and Welker are cross -examining our candidates just I want just the most objective way you could look at it what candidate do you think separated themselves from the other and who do you think missed an opportunity at that debate? Oh I thought Hveke was awesome I love how he came right out of the gate and trashed the moderators and basically said you're a whole bunch of Russian collusion hoaxers like who do you think you are that's how you handle these moderators and and I think Newt Gingrich was the one who who provided a perfect model for this he did it in during the 2012 primary where every time he got a question in one of these debates from a total left -wing hack masquerading as a journalist he just took him to town so you know your premise is garbage you're full of crap I think you're liars and here's what I'm going to talk about instead of the uh was fantastic um it's hard for me to say who the loser was in these because they kind of feel like loser debates to me and in the first place it's like watching the kids table so um I think the whole debate thing in it in and of itself we need to have a discussion about um but but I thought Hveke and the way he handled the moderators was great and I wish every single Republican from now until forever would treat these hack propagandists the exact same way. So I totally agree and I'll just say this you know Ron DeSantis received the first question and he gave his kind of typical and by the way he's the best governor in America I want everyone to be very clear I get hate mail when I say that Ron DeSantis remains the best governor in America he's not a good presidential candidate he's running a poor campaign it's the brutal honest truth and it's hard to watch he gives this fine answer you know I'm Ron DeSantis and people can't pay for gas and bah bah bye feel your pain yeah whatever Ron how awesome you were just you it was like a t -ball you could have went right after NBC news you could have just used them as the villain and the vague kind of picked up you know the trillion dollar bill that was laying right there and he called for Rana's resignation on top of it it was Rana's resignation the RNC is a bunch of losers we have a culture of losing and NBC news you guys are the complete worst and he got the headlines honestly he got the headlines across the head you know across the board and people really appreciate it because they want a fighter so let me ask you uh kind of shifting gears here Sean Joe Manchin not running for the senate the significance of this and how should we think about a potential no labels candidacy that is bubbling up with Millard Willard Mitt Romney and Mr. Manchin yeah so I got a kick out of Manchin's press release that he put out and said you know I've accomplished what I want to do in my career and I'm very proud of what I've done and and I have hopes of doing other things buddy you're retiring and not running again because you were going to get your butt kicked because you were Joe Biden's little laugh dog when you were supposed to be representing uh West Virginia voters so I think we need to be honest about why he's not going to be a senator again and it's because no one in his own state likes him the people who know him best don't want him as their senator anymore and and that's why he's not going to be running again so you bring up Mitt Romney uh man they are they are birds of a feather in that thing Mitt Romney's only the only consistent thing he has done his entire career in politics is run he gets in once and then he does such a poor job that everyone in the state hates him so he can't run again so he just finds like a new state to run you know he was a one -term governor in Massachusetts he got smoked in the presidential so he decided to move to Utah and run for senate there and no one likes him there anymore because he's a jerk uh and so what does he have left to do the only thing that Joe Manchin has left to do which is avoid any actual real job and just stay in politics and find a bunch of left -leaning voters who pretend they're independent but you can bilk and make a living off of so that's what's happening with Joe Manchin and I can't take this no label stuff seriously at all it's just a grift for a bunch of idiots who are hated by the left and hated by the right don't want to get a real job and have no home to go to go back to by the way Federalist you guys do great work it's really amazing just 30 seconds rip on the Federalist how are things going there you guys are one of the most important outlets in the conservative movement well you're very kind to say that thank you um the Federalist is uh it's an online media publication we do a lot of fantastic commentary original reporting our editor -in -chief is Molly Hemingway who literally wrote the book on on the rigged election of 2020 we unmasked the Russia collusion hoax we unmasked the Kavanaugh rape hoax and unlike a lot of many other publications that pretend to be on the right we actually love conservatives and we we love our readers and we love our voters and we want to be their voice and make them as loud as possible so people in Washington can hear them and not vice versa Sean uh stay right there we'll get right back and everyone check out federalist .com is the federalist 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video to accompany it in a second will John Fetterman cost Joe Biden the election divisions among democrats over Israeli -Palestinian conflict have highlighted the fault with lines in the party John Fetterman's actions are unlikely to sway the presidential election Pennsylvania however it does show that there are fault lines in the democrat party first of all I'm not a fan of John Fetterman but the guy is a master class troll every republican could take a class in how to troll like John Fetterman is basically if reddit became a U .S. senator I don't know if you saw this video but it's just you know you have this guy that looks like cyclops walking you know in a hoodie with the Israeli flag walking did you see this video on the funniest thing I've ever seen and all these people are getting arrested honestly I respect that level of game and this his base he's trolling so Sean you know let's broaden this a little bit outside of just Fetterman doing the trolling is this which is um the fault lines the democrat party over Israel the Palestine issue I don't want to overplay this I think this is the most divided I've seen the democrats in recent memory am I right on saying that Sean I think you are and I think it explains why the institutional left why Joe Biden and the party leadership uh walk on eggshells on this issue which really shouldn't be a difficult issue um you know people shouldn't be rolling into Israel and murdering babies and raping people and filming it and bragging about it that's bad I feel like anyone who has a soul understands that's bad but unfortunately there's a significant segment of the left the far left um it hates Israel hates Jews and when they see party leadership uh like Joe Biden and anyone else uh say common sense things uh about Israel they lose their minds and that that explains everything about why the democrats are handling this as poorly as they are is it Joe Biden is terrified that he's going to lose the presidential election because he's going to lose Michigan because he's going to lose Dearborn Michigan that's that big thing explained everything it's everything that's going on it has nothing to do with principle they're just scared about what their loony left is going to do to them if they don't kowtow to Hamas yeah and it's just but also beyond that Sean there are radicalized white liberals that care about the Gaza issue as well it's not just the Muslim vote right this could impact on their college campus enthusiasm and you play that in with some Jill Stein Cornell West I mean there are serious fault lines in this forced democrat coalition oh absolutely the the hardcore uh white left uh is is every bit as anti -semitic as the uh the bread by the way in in left wing run universities who view the entire world through this oppressor oppressed colonialist victim uh perspective and so yeah your your most rabid anti -semites often on college campuses are these hardcore left -wing white radicals it's totally bizarre but if you watch the media you watch the media the only anti -semites on earth are on the right which is absurd if you have eyes and ears and a brain because it's clearly concentrated on the left final question Sean your just gut reaction Tucker Carlson vice president for Donald Trump I love it I love Tucker uh I think it'd be great it'd be great for America um he's one of the only people who who says all the things that we all think but aren't allowed to say he actually comes out and says it and uh I love him I think it'd be awesome I think we would win especially in a multi -candidate race we're gonna keep on building it out Sean thanks so much appreciate it thank you sir nobody Tucker is better in front of the camera than Tucker you're not gonna outwit him could you just imagine Tucker in a debate Tucker versus Cami Kamala Harris versus Tucker Tucker is ridiculously alert he's been harassed constantly and in an internet age as Joe Rogan famously said Tucker Carlson was built for the internet no personal scandals his laugh alone we know this at Turning Point USA you can you could fill up a room if you just announced Tucker so let's pretend Trump has to go to Fulton County and Jack Smith and he's tied up in all this court stuff wouldn't it make sense to have a vice president who could draw big crowds and draw media attention especially in a multi -candidate race everybody you want to win younger voters especially younger men Tucker Carlson you would win early 30 -somethings you would win the Rogan bros you would win the Andrew Tate people and honestly I think you'd win a lot of suburban women a lot of moms like Tucker they really do Tucker's smart he's well before I'll use it again the more he's attacked the stronger he gets they've tried to take Tucker out every possible way the government spied on him illegally Tucker doesn't care he's in a political moment that we're in doesn't that make sense I want to tell you about the Herzog Foundation we are partnering with 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legend Benny Johnson Benny is best known by hosting a legend you are a legend no no no I don't just I just don't throw praise unless it's earned okay I got to tell the whole story here and we'll get through it and Benny of course hosts the Benny show he's amazing we've done some really fun stuff at Turning Point USA and continue to and so but he's best he will be best when known the history books are written for being a debate coach so here I am about to take the stage at Freedom Night our Turning Point USA event and my phone is lighting up Vivek goes after the RNC Vivek goes I say what is going on because here I kind of put in the back of my mind I was like whatever you know you and Vivek were like doing somersaults off of jet skis or something you're like we're debate prepping running through the woods or I was like all right okay whatever and then as soon as I saw Vivek go after NBC News I said Benny it's Benny tell us the story Benny okay so what do I do professionally well like this has been something that I've had a tough time a question I've had a tough time answering my entire life I do pattern recognition and energy energy right like where is the base what is our energy what are the what are the patterns of the things that we hate the very most well we we hate an RNC that doesn't listen to us we hate a Republican party that won't build the wall that won't deliver for the base that delivers election wins for the RNC it is not the RNC that wins elections it is us who gets out and votes but we also hate the corporate press and so why don't we bundle both those two things into criticism of an RNC that is siding with NBC News to host a debate and ask the questions why are these debate hosts allowed to one rig another debate against Republicans why is the RNC celebrating NBC News as a debate partner when they went with Hunter Biden's laptop disinformation Russia disinformation against President Trump kneecap President Trump's why would we allow that like how like how cucked are we and how embarrassing is it for all of us that that we have to say this is our Republican party and why doesn't Rana just resign do us all a favor and simply resign and so I all I did all I did was bring those concerns to the person who I was making a documentary with that day the vague and um you know compliments to the vague he sort of so let's absorb them and and let's show the clip here so what with it because because it really was the shot heard around the world it was one of the most viral debate moments in the history of debates because Vivek said what we were all thinking Rana has a 99 disapproval rating every base every every base member all the donors I talked to they want her gone it is it transcends economic lines state lines nobody likes her unless they're on the payroll right and yet Vivek is the only one that and then NBC News on top of it this is behind the cut one fifty four because these snooty the snooty like uh persnippity moderators to be compared to Greg Gutfeld and then it'll throw off it'll throw them off their game so bad because you'll be like you you you people are clowns to us right like our base doesn't like you and it's nothing personal it's just you've earned it right you've lied to them that's right yeah yes so why are we yep be such a broken system now I want to brag on the vague because we're going to play some more here how many times Benny how many times have you and I texted or you know said good ideas to congressmen and senators they said yeah yeah they don't listen to us credit to Vivek for also being open -minded right that's a big deal that's exactly right and also Vivek who's certainly not short of podcast bookings said why isn't Elon Musk and Joe Rogan and Tucker Carlson hosting debate why isn't Charlie Kirk hosting a debate Charlie why aren't you have you been asked by the RNC to host a debate no I have been attacked by the RNC in the last couple weeks definitely not asked to host the debate but I I'm I'm thankful to even be included in that list that's that's very sweet but no what but what would like why not I mean that's in the little that's in the documentary that we put up we put up a 30 -minute documentary about that debate preparation which really was just us having a conversation right like energy absorption like like where's the base right now what do they want to hear because as much as we want to talk about the number of naval ships and Hugh Hewitt know how many ships do we got like people are really concerned about other issues and specifically inside of the party like you shouldn't get rewarded for lying to us and that's what the Republican party just said they rewarded Kristen Welker and NBC News who lied to us for three years and kneecapped President Trump who we put in office in spite of them trying to rig the 2016 election we put President Trump in office and they destroyed arguably his first term based on a lie and they have never apologized they have never said they were wrong they they then get rewarded by our own RNC and it allows me to ask the question again and again how cucked are we if we can't say you get no debates until you apologize to our base for lying to us about the Russian collusion hoax then we really don't have a party and so it was refreshing to see somebody actually say that from the stage and then to call for Rana to resign which by the way you want to talk about moving the Overton window because I you know you know me Benny I I pick fights all the time and I've been kind of like beating the drum you know why is Rana Mcromany still in there you know in our little corner here and you know we're having fun and next thing you know boom Vivek goes on stage it's like yeah why are you in charge exactly and who are you and it was I mean now it's mainstream completely mainstream here's cut 166 Benny did a documentary with Vivek before the debate here is the conversation behind the scenes of Vivek deciding he will call for Rana to resign play cut 166.
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I think as a company, Fanatics has an incredible opportunity. We feel like we're just in the early, early innings of this game, which seems crazy. I mean, people look and they're like, oh, Fanatics has become somewhat of a big company. We feel like an entrepreneurial baby company just getting going. Today we're in three business, what we call Fanatics Commerce, which is really a merchandise business. That's where we started. We have Fanatics Collectibles, which is primarily the trading card business. Then we have Fanatics Gaming, which is our online sports betting and iGaming business. And all three businesses are pretty early on and we've got a lot to do. So is this one of those things where you're nailing the merchandise side and then you're like, all right, what else can we add? What else is out there? Or is there some master plan that you can't totally reveal yet? Well, there is a master plan that we can reveal. And I'd say we're nailing nothing so far because we need to be better at everything that we do. You know, look, our vision is how do we give the digital sports fan anything they want in one place? So what's our dream? In five years or 10 years from now, you go to the Fanatics Sports app and you can do anything you want that you can buy your merchandise, you can get your collectibles, buy them, trade them. You can bet on sports, you can get tickets in one place, you can watch live sports, you can do it all in one place. And, you know, really give that digital sports fan anything they want in one place. You know, I think we're 20% into that journey so far, 15% in that journey. You know, our most, our business we've been in the longest is Fanatics Commerce, which is the merchandise business. But we have so much to do in that business as well. I still think, you know, maybe we're a third of the way into that business. What have you done that you wish you were better at on the merch? Because it seems like the merch side is better. I wish you were better at everything. But look, from my perspective, everything you do, you need to be unrelenting to be better at. And I think as we get bigger and we have more scale, we recognize the opportunity to be that much better. So what are the things I really want to do? Number one, I think what we've done in the merchandise business is the same thing that had been done better. What we haven't done is just broken through from an innovation perspective. So I think... What does innovation mean? Yeah. From a product perspective, when we deliver incredible products to consumers, they react and they buy. And so when we put really special things out there, the customer response that we have, we need to do a lot more of that. I'd say the licensed sports business historically has been an evergreen business. People want to buy jerseys. They want to buy t-shirts. They want to buy hoodies. They want to buy hats. What we see is when you design incredible products, then there's incredible demand for that. So an example would be just a few weeks ago, we had a Princess Diana and Mitchell Ness Eagles jacket, and we did that in a limited drop. I think we had 2,400 units of it and it was gone in 10 minutes. You have so much fan demand for that jacket. And then you say, okay, well, what are the other things I can do? And so my point is, we want to drive the business through innovative product. We had a... So you're talking instead of just concentrating on scale, stuff that's also cool, and maybe there's only 2,000 things of it. Yeah. If you look at Nike's business, they have a big business, but they do a lot of really innovative things. I'm wearing Travis Scott's shoes today. Every time he drops a shoe, that's a shoe that there's tremendous demand for. So I think... So you think that could translate to... So if there's like the Red Sox Win the World Series and there's 500 t-shirts. Well, you could do multiple. When the Red Sox Win the World Series, certainly we're going to have the more traditional t-shirt and hoodie and hat. But the question is, do we do a special edition Mitchell Ness jacket drop and a special edition hoodie drop? And do you do a collab with someone who makes a tremendous amount of sense in that market? Right. So there's a lot of interesting things you can do. I think from a consumer experience, you know, today we own, you know, a lot of people don't know this, but, you know, we have in addition the Fanatic site and the league sites that we operate. We also are the majority owner of Lids. You know, we make today the Nike merchandise in the NFL and in Major League Baseball and in NCAA starting next year. But we want to keep expanding the assortment, broadening what we do. I think, you know, to be honest, I wear one type of clothing. I don't, you know, I like to be a little bit more fashionable now. I don't always find things that I want from what we sell. So we need to have more culturally relevant, you know, product that we're selling. I just had somebody at my house an hour ago who told me about doing a really interesting collab with Mitchell Ness. So I think there is a big opportunity to drive through product innovation. And then from a consumer experience perspective, we have a big opportunity to just go from good to great. We've been better than everybody else, but that's been good. We haven't been great. We need to be great. That means when you buy from us, you know, how the package gets delivered to you, the speed that it comes to you in. And by the way, as a company that's grown a lot, we've also done some dumb things over the years, too. And so what do I wish we'd done differently? What's a dumb thing? Give me an example. You know, I think we want to cover all sports fans. So, you know, certain fans want to lower in t-shirts and maybe we sold 1999 t-shirts. Maybe we just shouldn't have been in that business because they weren't high enough quality, as an example. Gotcha. And so we're always looking at ourselves saying, how can we be better? How can we deliver better for the fan? How can we innovate for the fan, both on the consumer experience and on the product side? And that by the way, that's not our biggest business, which has grown from a $250 million business to almost a $6 billion business today. And I feel like we're just getting started. We have so much to do to be better. So this was happening in shoes really starting in the mid 2010s. Kanye was pushing the envelope a little bit, the Travis Scott's. Are you watching this going, what's our version of this? Can this translate? What does it look like? I'm definitely studying it, paying attention to everything and saying, how can we bring that into this business where there's been no innovation like that before? What we've seen is when we do great things, consumers react in the most positive way. And by the way, when you screw things up, fans tell you as well, you know, we sold, you know, I'll just give you an example because I like to be hard on myself. We sold 4 million units of vehicles of power in the last 12 months. We had a t-shirt that came out that got misprinted by, you know, one of our, you know, factory partners. And we had 36 units that were misprinted out of 4 million and fans killed us. But you know what? They deserve to have perfection and that's what they want. And I agree to that. And so we always need to keep pushing ourselves to be better. How do you think as we head into the mid 2020s, like who are the competitors that are coming up? Like, are you learning anything from people that are trying to challenge you or you feel like you have almost a monopoly at this point? No, we don't think we have a monopoly in any way, shape or form. I think this is a highly competitive market. It's a, you know, 30 billion dollar global market today. You know, you know, we have about 20 percent of that. And I'd say what I want to do is learn from people outside of the licensed sports market, because I don't think there's enough innovation within the licensed sports market. What I want to do is see what's happening in fashion, what's happening in performance. How do I study all the different things and how do we bring those into, you know, our category? So you asked about, you know, you know, a couple, you talked about Trav as a, you know, as an artist, who's one of the most, you know, best consumer products people on the planet. Trav and I spend a lot of time talking about what we can do together in the sports business. And so and there are many other, you know, relationships, companies, brands that we think we could bring into this category to bring a lot of innovation. So, I mean, that's one of your specialties is the athlete relationships, but I haven't really seen that translate into... Stay tuned. Merchandise. Yeah, stay tuned. Absolutely. What does that look like? Like a clothing line or like specific things? I think, yeah, I think you're going to see several things. I'd say what are our goals in that business in the next couple of years? One is, again, to take the just the everyday consumer experience for that evergreen fan from good to great. I think we serve most fans very well, but we're not perfect and we need to be better in everything that we do. And that's our responsibility. The second thing is, I think, from a product perspective, I think we have a big opportunity to bring artists, athlete collaborations in it and other great brands into the business. We found when we brought other great brands into the business, we've had incredible success. You know, I'll just give you a small example. Vineyard Vines. They never made licensed sports. I met the guy in the Bahamas. He came up to me. He's like, hey, I own Vineyard Vines. I want to make licensed sports. Great. Now that's that's a big business. We do that together. There are so many examples if you go brand by brand. I don't want to give out things that we're doing that we haven't publicly announced yet, but there will be brand collaborations, artist collaborations, you know, athlete collaborations that I think can really move the needle with innovative product that can add a whole new layer of growth onto the business that fans will be so excited about. Well, you also have like this war chest of mailing list. I mean, what is your how many people do you have the information on at this point? I mean, we have 150 million. We have over 100 million fans today. So do you know about their habits at this point? I look at that and say, we're just getting started because, you know, eight billion people ish in this world. So, you know, billions of them are sports fans and they should all be fans of Fanatics. And so we have a lot of work to do. We want to become a beloved brand today. I think Fanatics has been too transactional. We want to just, you know, you want to go out and get a patch for my home's jersey, a CJ Strah jersey, you know, kind of to come to Fanatics. But we haven't become that beloved brand here. We have a lot to do to earn that, you know, from a customer. But that's what we're working hard to do. What is the mailing list? What are the advantages of that other than the obvious ones? Yeah, well, I think you can really best serve a fan because you can personalize. You know what that fan wants. I mean, you shouldn't go to the Fanatics site or the NFL shop and have an experience that's not completely custom to you. And so I think over the next year or two, you're going to see a very personalized experience, not just in the email marketing, but in the whole web experience. You know, I know what you're a fan of and what you're not a fan of, and I know what your habits are. You know, I hate the New York teams. Yeah, well, that makes the A.I. I'll know that immediately. That makes. Yeah, that makes both. Don't send him Yankee stuff. By the way, if you go to, you know, you're a basketball guy. If you go to Fanatics and the first thing you see is Knicks versus who your favorite team is, that's a mistake on us and a miss on ours. You know, who's your, you know, who did you grow up being a fan of? OK, so I hate Celtics. Yeah, but if you had the misfortune, actually, you actually had the fortune, not the misfortune, but if you had the fortune of growing up a Celtics fan, actually, and I actually love Tatum and I love Wick. So actually, I'm a I'm a fan. You were a part Sixers owner. I'm not a fan of the Celtics. I'm a fan of Jason Tatum, a fan of Wick. I'm a fan of my friends who are, you know, who are involved with the organization. But, you know, if you grew up a Celtics fan and I know I should know what types of memorabilia you would like, what types of training cards you'd be interested in, I want to send you things that are very personalized to you. So I think the benefit to know so much about sports fans, we can really personalize the experience to them. Does A.I. and the advancements in the last year, does that help you? Does it transform it? What does it do? It's it's a big opportunity. I mean, I think any company like ours is creating a lot of content, you know, has a massive opportunity from an A.I. perspective. But I think in each of our business, probably collectibles, the business where we probably have the biggest opportunity. But, you know, we create a ton of content. You know, we have two million. People don't realize, you know, in Finax Commerce, the merchandise business, we carry more than two million different products today, two million SKUs. That's insane. So we carry we have about a billion and a half dollars of cost of inventory that we carry to best satisfy fans. I think about that with all of that, we're still not satisfying fans as well as we want to. So that shows our opportunity. But, you know, the future today, you know, we bring a jersey in, you know, that we make and we bring it in by player. We made them one at a time here. The future is going to be you're going to have a robot. When someone orders a jersey and take that blank jersey, you're going to make that robot with automation. And by the way, that content is going to be created with A.I. So there's so much opportunity for us to to push it. And I'm sure the A.I. will be able to tell you exactly what the habits of, oh, this team is about to win the NLCS. Here's the window. This is 15 hours. You need to get these seven things ready to go right now. You probably have some of that already. We do have a lot of that. But I mean, again, we're not even in the first inning of that. We're not. I think we haven't got to the national anthem of that. You know what's cool? Like I was thinking about this watching the Black Friday game and they're putting the QR codes up Amazon. And I was like, you know what? This is just smart. I see what they're doing. It's a little manipulative, but I get it. And this is probably where sports is going over the next 20 years, right? They're going to have commercials. The QR code will come up right away. Like you were watching this right now and it's 15 percent off. That's it feels like the future, right? Yeah, I think that the not too distant future is you're watching a game and anything you do, you can you can click on that that item to buy it. OK, whether it's on the field and it's the jersey, whether it's on the sideline. It's the sideline here. You can buy it right off a player. I think you can make player props, your bets right off off of it. I think you can collect a collectible right from the show. You can trade it, trade it. I think you've got card prices going up and down based on player performance that you can action the show. You have marketplace from the from from the broadcast. And that's why for us, when you think about where this company can go, it's such a baby company about where finance can go, the opportunity to kind of create that fanatics app where you can do anything in one place. There's so much to do for digital sports fan. And that's really what our opportunity is. I was thinking of you with the QR codes, because, I mean, at some point you have to be involved in sports rights in some way, because that would be the final piece of this right where I'm watching a game and you're able to offer me I can bet on it as I'm watching it. I can buy the hat of of one of the players in the sidelines because I like it. I can just do all these different things based on this experience I'm having on your app. So two thoughts. One, I hope it's definitely never the final thing because there will never be a final thing. Because we'll always be pushing. That's number one. Number two, I think right now we're in three businesses where we have so much to do. So if you think about what we have to do in the commerce business, what we're already talking about, everything we're doing have to do in the collectibles business. And then the same goes in the online sports betting business and the iGaming business. We, you know, we can't take on anything more today, but I think we're studying that business. We're watching it. You know, we're seeing how things develop. And yes, it's a massive opportunity. Long term, do we absolutely want to be able to have live sports where you can bet on the sports, buy the products, collect them, trade them, you know, get tickets in our platform? You know, absolutely. Now, by the way, we don't need to do everything ourselves as well. Like, you know, we look at a company, you know, you know, like a live nation ticket master that we could partner with to put tickets into our platform as well. Because, you know, they have such a you know, they have such a breadth of assortment of tickets that that that fans want. What we want to do is give the consumer what they want in one spot. I just assumed tickets was coming at some point. Yeah, I think tickets will come as a product that we offer to a consumer. I don't think we'll be the ticketing platform. I don't think that's a business that we should be in on our own. I think there's too many companies doing it. And I think we can more partner to get the product into our platform to satisfy our fans. Not that we need to do it ourself. I, you have opinions on all the sportswright stuff that's happening, I'm sure. I definitely do. Like a fan or a student or this is down the line, I might be involved. But I'm sure you're watching like the NBA. What do they do? Like what when you see the I know you're tight with basically all the different types of people in the NBA. But when you see like the position they're in, what would you do if you were the NBA? How would you want people to see your games? Who would you part? Who would you want your partners to be? Yeah, so I look, I'll say a couple of things that I don't want to comment on what the NBA or Adam Stratus should be. Let me say this. First, I'm absolutely a student to all this. You know, it's nothing better to say, hey, let me get some popcorn, be on the couch and just watch because I've got so much to do in the three business we're in. I don't want to take anything new on. But at the same time, I want to study. I want to learn. But it's all the things you like. Yeah. So I love, I love being a student of this. And I like, there's nothing more fun than watching how, you know, NFL is developing on Thursday Night Football on, on, on Amazon and watching how Sunday Ticket's developing with, with, with YouTube, YouTube and Google. And watching the process that the NBA is going through right now. Look, I think the NBA is in an incredible position because it's, you know, truly a global game. Um, you, they have a very digital audience, so I think they've got the, you know, you know, an incredibly digital audience. And I think they've got not only all the traditional bidders that want to be missed with them, but they've got, you know, all the digital bidders that have all watched what's happened so far and been, I think. I think it's been good for Amazon, right? I think it's been a win-win. I think it's been great for everybody. Well, I, I look and say, you know, I think NFL is blowing past what they thought the viewership was going to be, and I think Amazon's getting better results than what they thought. And I think they're each doing a great job with it. And I think it's been an incredible partnership. So, you know, hats off to Andy Jassy and the crew at Amazon and to Roger and roll up in the team with NFL. So you're not giving me a prediction? Well, look, here's the prediction I would give you is, um, the NFL a few years ago did not have Sunday Ticket with YouTube. And did not have a partnership with Amazon and those are doing great.
A highlight from Taiwan's Next Embracing Bitcoin?! | EP 863
"It's all going to zero against Bitcoin. It's going on forever. You're against Bitcoin. You're against freedom. Yo, what's up? We are back. We're back for another episode of Simply Bitcoin. And today is an interesting story. I did have to do some deep dive for this one. So game theory is heating up in China, guys. The first reading of Taiwan's crypto bill passes. And depending on the source, Taiwan might be on the verge of making Bitcoin legal tender January 24th. It almost seems like this is happening. It's almost like it's inevitable. And Taiwan is embracing Bitcoin. And we all know the saga between China, that we know that we won China policy. We've been covering this all year. And we know how many times China banned Bitcoin. They banned mining. We've seen even Taiwan themselves try to ban Bitcoin. But of course, you can't ban Bitcoin. You can only ban yourself from Bitcoin. And even this week, on Mainland, Hong Kong has been mulling over whether they are going to embrace an ETF as well. So it really makes you wonder. And if you go back for a couple episodes, Niko and I went over this, the idea of maybe China is using different proxies to embrace Bitcoin after officially banning Bitcoin. The dip last we saw, I think that was 2021 now, it's all a blur at this point. Some days they're banning it. Some days they're embracing it. Well, it seems like China or Taiwan, forgive me, is about to make Bitcoin legal tender. And remember, one of the IRLs we did, we had a friend come on here and I'm blanking on exactly which one it was. But he said basically that what they mean when they say crypto is really Bitcoin and they do not talk about what they have under their mattress. So whenever you're hearing crypto come out from the Asian countries, from China in particular, remember that they know what we know. It is Bitcoin only. And there's Bitcoin and then there's other cryptos. Anyways, Bitcoin's global game theory chess match is playing out in real time, guys. And as a Bitcoiner, you just love to see it. The Mexican standoff is continuing to get spicier. It's continuing to heat up. And it's going to be very interesting to see which countries get left behind, which countries don't embrace hard money. And also in that same vein, which countries are fighting their citizenry. And as we always say, forcing them to have fun staying poor. Anyways, welcome to Simply Bitcoin. We are your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution. We cover breaking news, culture and nomadic warfare. We bring on Bitcoiners from all around the world, from the biggest names to the everyday Bitcoiner. We got them all and we will be your guide through the separation of money and state. And of course, I am not here alone, guys. I am here with Dell, the funky hodl sapien. How are you doing this morning, Dell? Good. I'm dandy. I'm chilling, relaxing, moisturized in my own lane, sitting in a 45 gallon tub of lotion right now. It feels pretty luxurious. Absolutely love it. OK, well, Dell, what are we going to cover on the culture today? We're going to cover that you can't really stop the Internet. You can't stop things from happening the way you want it to. I imagine most of the people that come to this channel are interested in Bitcoin surviving. That's my assumption. There might be some people that come pass by like, oh, what's this all about? But I get the impression that the regulars that I see in the chat, you're Roman, you're wine a kiss. Tyler Durden, what I'm not going to try and talk for wine a kiss. He's a he's a he's a strange cat. That one is people that I see in day in and day out. They're people that are they understand Bitcoin to some degree. They like it to some degree. And they're yeah, thumbs up to that Bitcoin thing. But the idea that it could die or shut down is not something that a lot of us think about all that much. We're like, oh, it can't happen. But here's a question for you, Opti. If you were given a challenge, let's say let's say somebody comes along, Michael Saylor, whatever anybody that you know has the money to say, I'm going to give you a million dollar bounty to shut down Bitcoin. Could you do that? You think you could? Not for a million. There's literally a half a trillion dollar bounty on Bitcoin. You got to you got to you got to put those numbers up. Well, like, do you think you could do it at all? Me personally? No. Yeah. Yeah, exactly. And so the idea that there is some individual out there or group of people that can shut it down is preposterous. But yet there's still and we're going to play this clip. People out there that are honestly, they're relatively smart people in many fields and there's a lot of really smart people that don't understand Bitcoin. It's like shut down. Shut down the Internet. What are you going to do? Go in. People, people are concerned about that, Del. That is definitely on people's minds. Well, I get that. But why? Like, tell me how that happens. Like, walk me through exactly how how it how that would work. Like, please. Like, if you can do it, if somebody can do it, I truly as much as I would like to see tomorrow, would like you would like to see somebody shut down Bitcoin. So we're going to be talking about that in the culture. Like, you can't do it. Like, I want you to if you can, if somebody in chat can do that, by all means, go and do it. Because we need to know that that's a vulnerability when we need to know how that could happen. And oh, wow, there's a guy that's in the simply Bitcoin chat that has the ability to go and flip a switch and shut off Bitcoin. That we should know about that. And I mean, that'd be so funny. Someone in the chat just shuts it off. Anyway, anyway, side tangents. I mean, we even see it and we hear this all the time. I hear this all the time when I talk to my normie friends out there. They're like, what if, you know, like in twenty seventeen, it was like, what if China bans Bitcoin? And like they did it and it didn't stop Bitcoin. I am convinced that every three letter agency around the world, that nation states have also tried to attack Bitcoin and they continue to try to attack Bitcoin. But they can't stop this. They cannot stop digital money for the digital world. And even if the even if we got like some weird by chance EMP or something that shut off all of electricity, we will never go back to a time without the Internet. I am fully convinced of that. The Internet is something that that is ubiquitous with the modern world. It put a pause on things. If people talk about that, like, oh, well, what about. OK, well, just imagine if things that are escalating over in the Middle East and then the whole Russia, Ukraine thing, like imagine things really take off. And they detonate a nuke in the atmosphere over every country in the world and all the Internet goes out. What about your Bitcoin then? Like, do you even hear what you're saying? Like, imagine that scenario and the thing that is going to be on people's minds is food, shelter, is my family safe? And then probably after the first 24 hours, where can I get a I'm just going to say it, a hand job where where the sex workers like where where can I go and trade these bullets that have been stocking up for, you know, a little me time with with Old Destiny over there? And I do mean old because she was in the business for a hot minute and she's looking a little more now, but she's got the experience. And that's what you're going to want to go to when times are tough. You're going to want to go to the person that knows how to get you to that happy place. So, yeah, you're going to check in on Destiny and give her some bullets for some fun times. But you're not going to be thinking about Bitcoin. You're not going to be thinking about all my cat pictures and all the trad wives on Twitter talking about how they're grass feeding their goats. No, you're not going to be paying attention to any of that. You're gonna be like, what do I need to survive? That's it. That is that is it. That's all you're going to be paying attention to. So this idea that, oh, what happens to your Bitcoin? It's like, go fuck yourself. What are you talking about? Listen to yourself. Is grandma alive in a nursing home? Because there's no oxygen on. What's your first concern if the nukes go off and there's no Internet Opti? Is it is my note still on? No, it's thinking about people in my local community and can I survive? Exactly. Exactly. All right. Well, this is going to be a spicy one. I can already tell this is going to be a spicy one. Let's get into the show, guys. This time seeds do it yourself kit has everything you need to hammer your seed words into commercial grade titanium plates instead of just writing them on paper. Don't store your generational wealth on paper. Paper is prone to water damage, fire damage. You want to put your generational wealth on one of the strongest metals on planet Earth, titanium. Your words are actually stamped into this metal plate with this hammer and these letter stamps. And once your words are in, they aren't going anywhere. No risk of the plate breaking apart and pieces falling everywhere. Titanium stamp seeds will survive nearly triple the heat produced by a house fire. They're also crush proof, waterproof, non corrosive and time proof. All things that paper is not allowing you to huddle your Bitcoin with peace of mind for the long haul. Stamp your seed on stamp seed. Yeah, the chat. You guys are wild. Love you guys. Anyway, we made this easy for you. Scan the QR code. Make sure your seed phrases backed up on something stronger than just a piece of paper in your sock drawer. Make sure it's backed up on titanium, guys. This is the way scan the QR code. Get yourself a stamp seed kit. And we have been in the talks of getting a simply Bitcoin branded one. But maybe maybe you don't want that OPSEC unfriendly version. But anyways, scan the QR code. Go check it out. Get yourself one. Stamp your seed in titanium. All right, guys. Anyways, we're over here on the numbers. We're at Clark Moody's dashboard. Of course, my favorite number is the block height. We are currently at eight hundred and fifteen thousand eight hundred and eighty six. Take talk next block. Honey, bad you don't care. Blocks keep coming in. We are what? Twenty four thousand one hundred and fourteen blocks away from the halving roughly around April 20th of twenty twenty four. So it's happening in time, guys. We know exactly what's happening with the monetary policy that is Bitcoin. You love to see it. Bitcoin is my stable coin. Bitcoin is stability. Anyways, the current price on Bitcoin is thirty five thousand three hundred and forty dollars per Bitcoin. The Moscow time, a .k .a. how much your fiat dollars worth, a .k .a. how much Bitcoin you can buy for a single U .S. dollar is two thousand eight hundred and thirty cents per dollar. The percentage of total Bitcoin that will ever be issued is ninety three point zero three percent. The market cap and fiat terms of Bitcoin is six hundred and ninety billion dollars or six hundred ninety point three billion dollars. The realized monetary inflation of Bitcoin taking fiat currencies to school is one point seventy four percent. It's going to get cut in half. Well, I think it's going to slowly. Is it going to get cut in half? I think it's going to cut in half. I think that's what the halving does to it. Anyways, Bitcoin versus gold market cap is currently at five point two seven percent. We are only at five point two seven percent of the gold market cap. The hard money gang. We're coming for gold. Gold market cap is ten trillion dollars. Only five percent of that, guys. And you guys are bearish out there. Couldn't be me. Can't relate. Anyways, the total public lightning capacity is five thousand three hundred and five point zero seven BTC. The hash rate has been going absolutely parabolic. Of course, this is just a rough guesstimate of what is going on on the Bitcoin network. But something is happening and people are uploading and turning on a lot of A6. The last 90 days, we are at four hundred and twenty point one exahashes. The pending fees. Oh, my goodness. It's spiking right now. Eleven point four four BTC, at least according to the mempool that Clark Moody is connected to. We've been telling you for a while. You wanted to make sure that you are consolidating your UTXOs because things are going to get crazy. This will probably cool down a little bit. I think I did hear that there's some like ordinal BRC 20 stuff going on right now. Yeah. So that's probably why we're seeing this spike right now in the fee market. So once it gets a little cooler, oops, oops, sorry. It gets a little cooler. Not wrong, though. Yeah, not wrong. Once you once you get a little cooler in the fee market, I suggest you guys take the opportunity to consolidate your UTXOs. Make sure that you have good UTXO hygiene. Anyways. All right, guys, I'm going to connect last night's TTO that I did with CJ. I hope you guys watch that. I do have it up here for you guys to show you that you need to go watch this. And I took a little piece out of there. But here we are. We got Neil Kashkar. And remember who he is. He's the crazy guy that was coming out when we were going through the the, you know, the flu pandemic. And he was telling us that they can print unlimited money. And they clarified that question. And we got the memes of him with crazy eyes, like, wait, so you're telling me you can print unlimited money? And he said, yes, that's exactly what I'm telling you. Well, here he is again. And if you listen to last night's TTO. And you will listen to this this morning. You really start to realize just how detached these quote unquote elites are, how detached the Fed is from reality. You really would ask yourself what is going on. And again, I reference the white paper constantly on here because it's literally in the first paragraph of the white paper. Satoshi was so prescient when it came to this because he saw the fundamental problem of the fiat system. It is its trust based system, inherent trust that you need to just trust that these people know what they're doing. And we're seeing in real time that people still seem to trust them. And if you look at the data. There is no reason to trust them. Anyways, Neel Kashkari in this little video here goes, I'm not seeing a lot of evidence that the economy is weakening. And he discusses market expectations for an interest rate cut by the central bank next year. So let's just listen to him and remember the idea that the only reason the system is continuing to hobble along as it is, is because people out there still believe these people in the suits that they know what is going on. Trust the experts. They know exactly what's going on. Trust the guy in the suit on the television telling you that they have the economy under control, that interest rates are under control, that the Fed knows where we're going. And if you really look at the data, it may be completely different and telling you a different story. Anyways, let's listen to this, guys. You said that people want certainty and that you can't give it to them. And I understand that. But people don't just want certainty. They also want some sort of guiding philosophy. Do you think that Fed Chair Powell has outlined some sort of guiding philosophy on where the bar is to cut rates, on where the bar is to raise them further? Well, I think he's articulated very clearly that we're committed to getting back to 2 % inflation, right? There's been some chatter amongst economists that maybe we should raise the inflation target. I think he's done a great job saying that is not on the table. We're not going to do that. We're going to get inflation back to 2%. And we're going to let the data guide us. We've moved very aggressively. We've made a lot of progress on inflation. We're not done yet, meaning inflation is not back to our target. And if we need to do more, we will. There seems to be a feeling in markets that the bar to cut rates has been lowered over the past week or two weeks. That suddenly, not only are we reaching a pause, and have we seen a peak in the Fed funds rate, but that also the Fed will cut next year, maybe surgically. Neil Dutta is talking about that. He's coming up next. Do you want to push back against that? Do you think that the bar to cut is still just as high as it was? I have no idea where market participants are getting that. There's no discussion amongst me and any of my colleagues about when we're going to start preparing to cut rates. The only thing that's been talked about at all is that at some point, when inflation is well on its way back down, if we didn't back off a little bit, the real rates would be getting tighter and tighter and tighter. And that's real, but that's math. But is there enough weakness currently in the market, in the economy, I should say, to give you that sense at this point? Look at the last GDP print. I mean, does anybody look at that and think, oh my gosh, the economy? For the last 12 months, GDP has been very strong. The labor market continues to be quite robust. Yes, the unemployment rate has ticked up to 3 .9%, but we've also seen a huge surge of labor supply, which is really positive, come online. So I'm looking at this. I'm seeing consumers that are strong. By the way, my airplane that I came here on was 100 % full yesterday. It's going to be 100 % full today. I'm not seeing a lot of evidence that the economy is weakening.
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A highlight from Sam Bankman-Fried Found Guilty on All 7 Counts | EP 860
"You It's all going to zero against Bitcoin. It's going up forever Against Bitcoin you're against freedom Yo, good morning everybody Welcome to simply Bitcoin is Friday, November 3rd in the year 2023 So you can tell from the title crazy crazy stuff happening everywhere today on the Twitter verse of course We will be covering Sam Beckman freed found guilty on all seven counts and of course you guys should know if you're if you're Usually talk about all corners again. It is still the very beginning of the YouTube show So we will use the nomenclature all corners for the time being because it waters down our message We don't ever really want to talk about all coins because we believe it is Bitcoin not all coins there is Bitcoin and then there's everything else and The point of this show is to try to separate Bitcoin from everything else But for better or worse guys, the average person has had SPF on their radar I even was telling rustin yesterday one of my friends. I haven't talked to him in a while. He Was asking me what I'm doing lately. I told him simply Bitcoin and His follow -up question was what is your thoughts on this SPF guy and I'm like, oh my goodness. Here we go My parents have been talking about him. Yeah, all the public media has been talking about him and Finally I guess justice may have caught up with him welcome to law SPF and You know, you can't just commit fraud out there in the name of all coins and and doing good by the people You know, it is what it is There are laws in this country and it seems that SPF has been found guilty on all seven counts We will be talking about that. We got a bunch of clips We will be kind of trolling it out a little bit as well Rustin's gonna give you guys all of the signal on that one in the new segment and in the numbers We were talking about it yesterday. We are seeing At the current stage of the Bitcoin bull market, maybe the end of the crab market the very end tail end of a bear market We're gonna cover for you guys where we are in the cycle and we got a solid clip from Michael sailor at his microstrategy earnings call Basically saying what we've been saying all year long here that people are looking for alternatives. We are seeing public consciousness raised Public attention raised in regards to Bitcoin and what that means moving forward So we'll be talking about that in the numbers and the culture I mentioned yesterday I saw this thread and I really enjoyed it and it was on black rock and Bitcoin So I'm gonna cover that I know we all have the view of F black rock Don't really like black rock obviously for obvious reasons, but I think They may be incentivized to play along with the rules I'm even gonna bring up the white paper and the incentives portion of the white paper which maybe Satoshi was right all along and this is why we are doing what we're doing because if black rock can take down Bitcoin Then what are we really doing here? And then actually actually before I move on I'm not sure if you guys saw this morning, but shouts out to our brothers over at Bitcoin magazine apparently the Federal Reserve is suing them for Basically making a parody t -shirt of the Fed now system and They are saying that they are infringing on their copyright. Absolutely incredible We do not want to associate ourselves with Fed now system and the boys over at Bitcoin magazine, I guess are over the target This is more Credence to the idea of then they fight you stage Absolutely incredible stuff. We will get into that a little bit at towards the end of the news segment, but welcome to simply Bitcoin We are your number one source for the peaceful back Bitcoin revolution We cover breaking news culture and of course mimetic warfare We bring on big corners from all around the world and the biggest names to the everyday big corner We got them all and we will be your guide through Separation of money and state of course. I'm not alone. I got my boy rust in here And I already know that we're gonna get a little crazy. This is the Friday show things should get a little Light -hearted. I I saw a little bit of what rustin has in store for you guys and just gonna forewarn you We will be giving you the signal but we are gonna troll it out a little bit. I'm gonna be honest Well, we're gonna work. Oh, yeah Today we're gonna Oh, I'm stoked up. I'm so stoked out there. You have to happy to be here We get a lot of good news, apparently maybe the system kind of works but not really So we'll dive into that and see what was left out of the trial and the charges. It's very interesting How the media treated this guy leading up to it all throughout the whole thing. They love this guy. He came out of nowhere He looked like he lived under an overpass and and then he was there darling I we got a very good clip of what what's his name? Oh leery what stop listening to these people? They are absolute morons and I think we're coming to a conclusion. Maybe the CDC will pick this up but maybe there may be a connection between degenerative mental illness and Prolonged use of shit coins. So we're gonna dive into that and see if we can get to Bottom of it and also we are way over the target Bitcoin news in the Fed now, we got some good nuggets for that, too Love to see it guys as we always say, you know, the coin is peaceful revolution and memes are artillery ridicule is a powerful tool in our toolbox and hey guys, it is working and Actually before we go in there It just it's absolutely incredible that people at the Federal Reserve Are are digesting Bitcoin content like we're winning absolutely winning so hard. It's incredible But I want to know how many of them have one of those shirts Actually talking with my boy Joe did not many have those shirts at all so Streisand effect in real time. We'll see. We'll see. Anyways guys. We got a lot to talk about. Let's get into this The Bitcoin numbers is your Bitcoin in cold storage really secure is your seed phrase Really secure stamp seeds do -it -yourself kit has everything you need to hammer your seed words into commercial grade Titanium plates instead of just writing them on paper Don't store your generational wealth on paper papers prone to water damage fire damage You want to put your generational wealth on one of the strongest metals on planet earth? titanium your words are actually stamped into this metal plate with this hammer and these letter stamps and once your words are in They aren't going anywhere. No risk of the plate breaking apart and pieces falling everywhere Titanium stamp seeds will survive nearly triple the heat produced by a house fire They're also crush proof waterproof non -corrosive and time proof all things that paper is not allowing you to huddle your Bitcoin with peace of Mind for the long haul stamp your seed on stamp seed Alright guys stand the QR code. Make sure your seed phrase is backed up It's not on a piece of paper in your sock drawer Get yourself a stamp seed kit and also actually actually before I forget guys we are so close to hitting our 21k subscriber a Threshold on YouTube. We will be doing a giveaway. I'm guessing probably live on Monday and the mega prize is a stamp seed Full kit we might even throw in a shirt or a hoodie in there. I don't know where work We'll talk about it over the weekend. But one of you guys in the chat that's been hanging out with us all year I wrote my list down you will be getting a stamp seed kit but for everyone else make sure you scan the QR code and you secure your seed phrase in something that will last the test of time anyways, let's get into the numbers guys because Got a lot of talk about anyways My favorite number the block height tick tock next block The only date that matters is the block height and we are currently at eight hundred and fifteen thousand one hundred and thirty -eight The current Bitcoin price is thirty four thousand seven hundred and thirty and actually little side tangent Rustin we got rug pulled yesterday with our clickbait title. Apparently the Bitcoin price dumped on us when we were like Yeah, Bitcoin totally trolled us yesterday. That is a hundred percent pain max pain in regard to the price Anyways, the current Moscow time aka what your Fiat dollars worth aka how much Bitcoin you can buy for a single dollar It's currently at two thousand eight hundred and seventy nine cents per dollar or for you bit maxis out there 287 bits the total percentage of Bitcoin that will ever be issued I repeat ever be issued until the end of time is currently at ninety three point zero one percent the market cap of Bitcoin in fiat terms is at 678 point four billion the realized monetary inflation taking fiat currencies to school is at one point seven four percent and that Will get cut in half it'll go down It's gonna go down in April roughly April the Bitcoin verse gold market cap. Is that five point eleven percent? Barely at five percent of the gold market cap and that is ten trillion dollars guys And you guys are you guys are bearish out there couldn't be me can't relate Anyways, the total public lightning capacity is at five thousand three hundred and six point nine nine BTC The hash rate the last 90 days is at four hundred and fifteen point four exit hatches the pending fees Wow Okay, yesterday was at one point nine today is at three point nine Oh for Bitcoin currently sitting in the mempool that Clark Moody dashboard is reading and then of course blocks to having We're at twenty four thousand eight hundred and sixty two and as of today the having estimate is the mean number April 20th 2024 let's let's hope we mean that into reality anyways guys As we were telling you yesterday We've been covering it constantly on this show the theme of You know yesterday we talked about the flight to quality. We talked about the bond market. We talked about inflation numbers we've talked about corporate press covering Bitcoin in favorable light or rather even in unfavorable light, but it does seem like we are crossing the Rubicon into mainstream consciousness and moving forward if you are in Financial markets financial media you will have to talk about Bitcoin and I say it all the time, you know Look, we're just youtubers. We're just Bitcoiners. We're just everyday Bitcoiners that happen to make a show We just cover what's going on in the world. So We realize that maybe what we say about Bitcoin doesn't hit as hard as when a billionaire rocket scientist Talks about the same things we're talking about or rather maybe we need to wear suits So we seem like we're more authority figures or maybe one day we'll be on the television and then now that will give us some Sense of legitimacy. But anyways, this is another simply Bitcoin. I told you so moment and Sailor is just saying everything we've been saying forever on the show Anyways, you can see this tweet by a swan it goes Michael sailors bullish mainstream awareness seems to be reaching new heights of Bitcoin And this is from today's micro strategy earnings call. So we got a short clip We'll talk about it and then we will move on into the news, but check this out He's saying what we say all the time guys. Love to see it. We're winning constantly winning. So Tune in strap up. It's gonna be a great bull run mainstream awareness Seems to be reaching new heights for Bitcoin we have We have the likes of Larry Fink Referring to it as a flight quality we have Druckenmiller noting that it's a legitimate asset embraced by an entire generation and Lamenting that he doesn't own more of it or own it We have Muhammad al -aryan on television noting that Bitcoin is being viewed now as a safe haven asset We have a lot of coverage of Bitcoin in television On television networks news networks and also through mainstream media that should continue to grow as that coverage increases that combined with increasing availability of Wall Street analyst coverage and new voices emerging in the community like like fidelity with their analysis of Bitcoin all of those new voices and new interest is Driving of education a new generation of investors I think we can expect more of that during the coming 12 months and All of these things together just create a virtual cycle and as they drive Bitcoin awareness they should drive Bitcoin investment and that should drive more news and that should drive more awareness and that should catalyze more and more firms to take an interest in supporting Bitcoin or investing in Bitcoin and Absolutely love to hear it and and remember guys I'm I just thought of this as we were live because I've been using this chart a lot again I'm over here at nakamoto Institute org chefs at the pierre Richard.
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A highlight from What a Weird Week Halloween Special 2023: Weird-o-ween! Fri Oct 27, 2023
"It's the What A Weird Week Show Halloween Special, 2023. Hi, everybody. It's Weird. This is Life Trend News, here on Weirdly. Weird. Damn. Well, we got a great show for you next week, so welcome to The Weird Stuff. Hi, friends. I'm Scott. Welcome to our What A Weird Week Halloween Special. Usually, we have a top 10 countdown of weird news. This episode is all weird Halloween. For show notes, go to shownotes .page. shownotes .page. And now, it's time to get hollow weird. Season four, episode 57, first published on Friday, October 27th, 2023. Kicking things off at number 10, a quick check in on our last year headline about Halloween costumes that would be popular in the year 2022 from WSYR Television. Last year, the number one costume, according to WSYR, was Max from Stranger Things. Also in there was Elvis and House of the Dragon. I don't know how that worked out where you were at, but at my work, nobody dressed like any of those. It was all Yellowstone and dollar store horns people. I'm an ambiguous creature with dollar store horns. A lot of that. For 2023, according to Google Frightgeist, the top three costumes, Barbie, Princess, Spider -Man. Some classics. Nine. Number nine is some stats that I dug up for Paranormal Day. Oh, dug up. I didn't even mean that one. Anyway, these stats, still spooky at Halloween. Paranormal Day by the numbers, 83 % of people surveyed said they had some kind of paranormal activity in their home. 83%, that seems rather high. Hearing sounds or voices is the number one most common paranormal activity. And lights turning on and off is up there as well. One in 10 people say they sold their home after a paranormal experience. Here's some good news. Split level homeowners. Your home is far less likely to be haunted. Based on reports of hauntings, according to this article, split level homes, not as frequently haunted. Something to consider if you're in the market. This is what a weird week. Okay, before we go any further, we want to welcome a new sponsor to the program. Now this message. Yes, who is it? Special delivery. Special delivery? Why, that's one of the best kinds of delivery. I wonder what it could be. Oh, it's a lovely pumpkin. Oh, there's a message carved into it. Why, it's a Halloween pumpkin. Let's see, what's it say? Dear Larry, we are over. Last night was a horrible mistake. Oh, there's more. I hope we never see each other again. But if we do, I will be carrying a sock full of butter, which I will swing at your kneecaps. Signed, Sharon. Oh, it's from Sharon. Scotty and Tony brand dumpkins. A fun Halloween pumpkin that also tells that certain someone it's over. They are dumped. That this pumpkin is the only one who will be around to listen to your nose whistle from now on, Larry. Hasta luego from Scotty and Tony brand dumpkins. Available in orange, white, and new for this season, smelly. Welcome back. This is the what a weird week show Halloween special. For number eight, we're going to take a quick, careful, cautious look at Ouija boards. I feel those things terrify me and I feel like you should steer clear of those things. The legend of how it got its name. According to the legend, one of the investors said to the Ouija board, what's your name? And it's spelled out Ouija. Legend. Another legend, when they went to get it registered at the patent office, they had to show the patent office guy how it worked and they used it to spell out his name. Again, legend. Although portions of that are confirmed. We have a link in the show notes. They did have to do a demonstration for the patent office. The things sold like crazy. They had to open more factories to produce Ouija boards. In 1927, one of the guys running the company fell to his death tragically from the roof of a new factory. One that he claimed a Ouija board told him to build. Sometimes the actual stories behind the legends just as freaky. Number seven, some tips on candy hangovers. If you end up with a candy hangover the day after Halloween, consider eating pineapple. When you link to an article, here's a quote. The tropical fruit contains enzymes that aid digestion and break down proteins that usually cause bloat. Also contains 180 milligrams of bloat -busting potassium per cup. Researchers have also found that pineapple can reduce colonic inflammation that may be leading to that distended stomach. It sort of ended a little bit, to me, a little gross with the distended stomach. But we put the link and it does seem to be a good tip. If you're going to have a candy hangover. Thanks for checking out the What A Weird Week show. This is our Halloween special. For more, see show notes dot page six. Number six. First, a look back to 2022. The most popular pet Halloween costumes for last year, according to Canine Journal. Ghost, spider, lion, witch, bumblebee, bat, hot dog and pumpkin. Number one, last year, Canine Journal has updated the article. Let's run down the list here. Oh, and from the National Retail Federation, pet costume sales projected to be 700 million dollars this year. Now, spoiler alert, but pumpkin and hot dog continue to rule the list of favorite dog costumes. Here's there's not a lot of change for 2023 pet costumes. Witch, ghost, lion, cat, devil, spider, bumblebee, bat, hot dog, pumpkin. So really, you got witch, you got cat. They moved up the list a little, but there's not much change other than that. I do like the irony of dressing your dog as a cat if the dog's OK with it. It's hilarious, but not a lot of variety for our family pets. Number five is an update to a story we had in June when we talked about the Ohio lady who made the news for refusing to remove a nine foot tall werewolf statue. Mary Simmons says Phil the werewolf has sort of become a mascot in her yard. Went up as a Halloween decoration, but after October was over, she started to really enjoy having Phil up as a year round decoration. Mary began to dress Phil for different seasons. Somebody complained and the city sent Mary a warning, but then the city said they're not going to follow up or enforce the werewolf removal. So at that time, back in June, on this very show, sounded like Mary won the neighborhood werewolf fight. Ready for the update? Just last week, Mary dressed up Phil as Phantom of the Opera. Phantom Phil of the werewolf opera. Sounds a little bit like a Tim Burton movie. Stop motion animation Tim Burton project. If you happen to have his home number. Welcome back to weirdo ween the what a weird week show Halloween special for show notes. Go to show notes. Page four. Number four is an update to a story that we just had a little bit ago, but a fantastic Halloween ish story. When that Chucky doll was placed in handcuffs, arrested, and booked for crimes in Mexico. At the time, I wholeheartedly supported this move because I mean, you watch those Chucky movies. One thing you learn is you cannot trust evil Chucky. In case you missed it, here's the story. The episode is still online if you want to listen to it, but essentially there was a series of attempted robberies in Mexico and authorities traced the crime back to a couple of suspects. One was a Chucky doll and the other was the owner of the Chucky doll. Witness reports seem to indicate the human suspect got arrested after making Chucky hold a large knife to scare people into handing over their money. Suspect was believed to have been high at the time. Here's the update. It's not a lot of a follow up to it. Still some unanswered questions. Human suspect released whereabouts of the doll unknown. What? That's how it all starts you guys. Every Chucky movie. I mean, they had him in custody. They had Chucky locked up. And now they don't know Chucky's whereabouts? This is bad. Number three is another update. A little while ago, we sent out congratulations to Steve from Missouri who broke the Guinness World Record for longest journey by pumpkin boat. So, fitting to have this in our Halloween episode, isn't it? Pumpkins, Halloween, you should try it. They go good together. It took almost 11 hours to paddle his 1 ,200 pound pumpkin 38 miles on the shark infested Missouri River. At the time, I wrote citation needed in the show notes. We weren't sure if the river was shark infested. Well, the update to this story, it turns out the Missouri River is not shark infested. Home to thousands of piranha though.
Fresh update on "sox" discussed on Bloomberg Markets
"News. Carmen what are you looking at in today's market trading? Yeah so one of the top ones I'm looking at today is PDD Holdings, ticker PDD. This is ADRs of Duo Duo shares up about 18 % right now. The company reported revenue doubled in its latest quarter which far exceeded expectations. The highlight was shopping app Timu which offered more discounts shoppers to and also increased marketing to compete with Shein and Amazon so those are both you know Sort of like discount retailers you know just retailers that people are really frequenting a lot. Sort of an interesting one after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The next one that we're looking at is Micron. The laggard in the S &P 500 shares are down about 3 .2 % right now for ticker MU. So the company raised its outlook for adjusted revenue in the quarter but it said that it expects higher operating adjusted expenses at a level that exceeded analysts expectations. So it looks like that is what is weighing on shares of that company today. Sort of on the flip side of the S &P 500 looking at synchrony financial ticker SYN up about 3 %. It agreed to sell pets best insurance services. That's a mouthful to a company called I know. That's not a real thing is it? It is. It's a real thing I couldn't resist. I love it. a It expects record gain of about 750 million net tax on the sale. So we've talked about pets a lot this year. Consumers love them. We're spending a lot on them. That was a fun one. Yeah it's interesting looking at Micron like you were mentioning ticker symbol MU. It's still up 50 % year to date. But over on the socks it's down about 5 %. So the Philadelphia semiconductor index that encompasses a chip makers but still I mean that's up if you look at year -to -date up around 46 47 % after declining about 35 36 last year. So chip makers still rebounding this year but you're seeing Micron under pressure today. What is American axle and manufacturing holdings. I didn't know there was such a thing. Well it's down about 3 .5 % ticker axl. It's an auto parts manufacturer supplier. Still do that. I guess they do. Yeah. So that's down today after Bank of America cut the saying recommendation there just aren't any positive catalysts for the stock until well until next year. It's also dealing with persistent plant issues and the impact of labor labor cost inflation from the strikes GM Ford and Stellantis based in Detroit Michigan. Eight hundred twenty four million market cap. So that's what they do. See how the stock is done here. You just don't hear these names. When a name comes up I haven't heard it or traded before I come up. All right. Seven dollar stock down 10 percent year to date. Eight hundred twenty five billion market. Boy you got some good ones. I mean you know I'm from a GM town you gotta. Really? Where's that? I grew up in Janesville Wisconsin. Janesville Wisconsin? What's in Janesville? Where's Janesville? Give It's me. near what? Southern Wisconsin. It's near Madison. OK. And it was GM. Was there until 2008. Interesting. OK. Very cool. Yeah we used to have a GM in my town outside of Trent New Jersey. No mas. OK. Carmen Reineke. Thank you so much. We appreciate that. Carmen Reineke follows all the markets for us. All right. Private credit. You know love we this topic. It's a big growing market. What's your number? Around one and a half trillion. Oh my goodness. And you know it's just been growing. I've been calling out that having seen a bunch of credit blobs back in my day there's going to be something. There's no regulation of this market. Something's going to go wrong. I keep saying it but it keeps growing. what And I'll tell you pretty much everything we know about the private credit business we learned from Randy Schwimmer. He's a poet of senior lending and Churchill Asset Management here in New York. Randy? You said 90 %? Yep. I have work to do. Yes, exactly. I don't want to put all the blame on you. Talk to us about the growth of this business. This private credit business has been such a big growth story on Wall Street really since the end of the great financial crisis. How concerned are you about the development of this market? Should investors and should regulators be concerned? Well, Jess is now part of the private credit posse. Yes, she is. I am. Well, the timing of this is great. Thanks for having me on because what's happening is that, and I talked to someone on a podcast that we're doing recently that's coming out, I think this week, about that exact question, why are people so concerned and is why this viewed as a bubble as opposed to natural growth of moving loans from the public banking sector into the non -regulated, which is what the regulators wanted. And he said, because it's new. It feels new. It's not public. These loans are not traded. These are middle market companies. And part of that is just getting educated in the asset class. You guys have been doing a great job in doing that and helping me get the word out. So I think Mark and Paula pointed out the fact that it's really investor education. And the more education there is, the better that we look. But the fact of the matter is that this is actually a natural evolution away from traded assets where the banks were considered to be not healthy holders of these loans. And so the private credit market has responded to the immense amount of appetite because of so much of market volatility. These loans are untraded and illiquid loans as opposed to being a negative are viewed as being positive to a lot of institutional investors who are looking to allocate to non traded, non volatile, less correlated assets. So the reason that the asset class has grown so much is because the investors are looking for alternatives to the 60 -40 correlation. You talked about. And at the end of the day these are middle market loans. These are low risk, relatively low levered, fully secured with financial covenants. And so think of private credit as middle market lending for grown ups. It's very stable lending that is being now packaged in multiple funds, very diverse investor base across many, many, now thousands of investors who are investing in this asset class who have experience in other complicated asset classes such as real estate and private credit public and equities and fixed income. And so it's actually meeting a demand and the demand is growing as more investors realize what an opportunity and benefit it is.
A highlight from 403 YouTube Podcasting
"Hello, everyone. Welcome to Episode 403 of She Podcasts. I am your co -host, Jessica Kupferman, with me as always. I'm off my game today. My illustrious, I like using that one. Sure. Illustrious is good. Glowing co -host, Elsie Escobar. Yes. Our vibe today is clearly downtrodden, for whatever reason. I, you know, I, mind you, it is still summer. It is 90 degrees outside, y 'all. It's 90 degrees muggy, not too sunny. It's like super cloudy out here. Pretty terrible. And I'm wearing fuzzy socks and sweats, like I have sweatpants on and a sweatshirt on. And I was like, and my hands are a little bit cold right now. I'm not too hot. And I took off the sweatshirt and I was going to not wear it. And then when I took it off, I felt not OK. I was like, I want to put my sweatshirt back on. I feel warm and cozy and protected, I guess. I think that's why people wear sweatshirts sometimes, because it's like, it's like you're getting a constant little hug. And I think I need that right now. So, oh, yeah. So I'm just wearing a sweatshirt. You should build a hugging machine like Temple Grandin. You know what I mean? I don't want somebody to hold me and I can't move. Like, I don't want that kind of a hug. I just feel like I just want to be like, feel like cozy and safe. I mean, tomato, tomato. But I understand. Have you seen there's this actually is a thing and it's very like hip on TikTok. Mind you, the only reason I know this is because the ads on Instagram say this is hip on TikTok. I don't know whether or not that's true or not, but there is a sweatshirt that basically sells it, sells itself. I don't even know what company is from, but their their messaging is around that it is a anxiety reducing sweatshirt and it's supposedly also weighted, kind of like the blankets, supposedly. Yeah, you don't even have to get a whole blanket. You can just get like a weighted like shoulder pads kind of thing. But yeah. So there's that. So supposedly, but it's not weighted in the sense that it's like, whoa, this is like a serious weight. I think that the weightedness of this sweatshirt is the fact that the material is of a thicker nature. I'm assuming the you know, the actual sweatshirt. So it's a little bit thicker because of that. And I cannot tell you how appealing that messaging is for me, although the more research I did, the more I realized this is a sweatshirt. There's no specialness about it. There's no like it because it says call her daddy. No, no, not the one that. Well, the one that I'm wearing right now is a call her daddy sweatshirt. It's her merch. But what I'm saying, the other one that I saw on Instagram that was a weighted whatevers, I really wanted. Oh, sorry. Yeah, that's what I meant. Like the one that this is not that sweatshirt. This is just a sweatshirt. It's merch. But are you saying such a thing existed or that you thought it existed, but in fact does not? I don't know if it actually exists. I didn't want to invest in this sweatshirt that claim to be a anxiety reducing weighted sweatshirt that I that what I said is that's the messaging. And I think it's working for people to buy it because people are craving that cozy, like anxiety, like a warm and like I feel safe vibe. And when the more I researched, I did about not necessarily the company, but the product itself. And I was looking at what it was made from. And I was like, I was like, it's just a sweatshirt. Like there was nothing in it that was, oh, that's the specialness. That's right. The X factor. So it's just the way that they're marketing their clothing, which I think is a good angle, but it doesn't make the product special, if you will. I have a confession to make. Oh, no, I don't really like wearing sweatshirts and I don't own that many. Not pullover ones like what you have on. I'm not surprised. I will wear hoodie that zip. You're not surprised? Why? Because you hate being hot. But even as a kid, it felt they felt very like they were choking me like a sweater has some give kind of, you know, and I'm like showing my bra or whatever. But, you know, like, you know, sweaters have give, but like, I don't like the stiff, the stiffer the sweatshirt, the more I hate it. And there was like a time when champion sweatshirts were like all the rage. And I mean, it was like wearing movable cardboard. I hated it. Like, I agree with you. I do not like the stiff kind. I love the soft kind. This is pretty soft and squishy and it's kind of light. It's got it's made out of really light material. So it's not as dense as some of those heavier sweatshirts. And I am partial to a well -designed sweatshirt and I am also very much partial to what you're talking like. There's been a couple I have like a zippity ones are good. I I have a hoodie that, you know, the one that you pull over your head without the zipper that I bought. That is I think it's a she podcast one and I really love it. It's gray and she podcast on it. I love the color, but I you know why I don't ever wear it, because every time I put it over my head, it's so tight. It's like and then it's very tight around my neck. And that balance between having it be a properly fitting, cozy one and having the neck be open and have the hood fit properly. Yeah, yeah, yeah. A hood fit. Y 'all, a hood fits everything, because if you put the hood on and it pulls you down, have you ever put that where you feel your neck or it's like your whole entire neck is getting squashed because the hoodie doesn't have enough material behind? Yeah, that's my my pet peeve, like for sweatshirts. And if you can have a sweatshirt that's like so comfy and you don't even know you have the hood on it and it's spacious, it's so rare. But yes, everything. Yes, I don't know how we got into this, but it's just because my hands are freezing. My I don't know what's going on with my body temperature at this moment, but I have two fans going on me right now. It also looks like the air quality is pitiful in here, which I don't know if that is because of the outside, but it doesn't look it does look kind of hazy out. And also I have a new one, which I can't show you, but it's like it's supposed to be like a portable air conditioner. It's like this big and you freeze the filter and then water blows out of it. And it's supposed to be it's pretty cold. I have to say there's like steam coming out of it, like cold steam. What's that called? Frost.
Fresh update on "sox" discussed on Stephanie Miller
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A highlight from SBF TRIAL PODCAST 10/19: Listen how Judge Kaplan's Anger Hits All Lawyers in the Sam Bankman-Fried Case
"Welcome to the SBF trial, a Coindesk podcast network newsletter, bringing you daily insights from inside the courtroom where Sam Bankman -Fried will try to stay out of prison. Follow the Coindesk podcast network to get the audio each morning with content from the Coindesk regulation team and voiced by Wondercraft AI. We've entered the soul -sucking phase of Sam Bankman -Fried's month -long criminal trial, the part where an antsy Judge Lewis Kaplan paces and glares and then lashes out at prosecutors and also defense lawyers for wasting everyone's time. The government proffered two dud witnesses on Wednesday that probably did more harm to their working relationship with Judge Kaplan than good to their borderline airtight fraud case. Ex -FTX lobbyist Elliora Katz and the paper -pushing Google bureaucrat Corey didn't Gaddis spend an hour on the stand between them delivering lackluster performances that peeved the no -nonsense judge. Late in the day Kaplan accused prosecutors of calling up a mannequin in Katz who had spent her morning testimony mumbling variations of I don't know anything and I didn't work at FTX back then in response to most every question. Her perplexing statements hinted that Katz would rather nuke her own credibility than play the game prosecutors wanted her to. That game was hardly earth -shattering, simply reading tweets and transcripts into the court record. At times Kaplan was very clearly peeved at the sheer number of documents that Katz was asked to read into the record, especially given these were all public statements made on Twitter or uttered from the defendant's mouth in front of Congress. As bad as she was, the Googler was worse. Gaddis, who responds to legal requests the search engine giant receives, spent his ever -so -brief testimony saying there existed metadata that, I guess, demonstrated some Google doc whose contents weren't actually discussed, had been received or worked on or something by Bankman -Fried. Then cross -examination demonstrated Gaddis didn't know a damn thing about metadata, a revelation that threw the bench into disarray. We have 18 people devoting time to this case and it's really a crime. What you're doing to them," an exasperated Kaplan grumbled at the prosecution once the jury had left the room. He blasted them for making Gaddis fly from Texas to New York City to spend what couldn't have been more than ten minutes saying literally nothing of value. "'Lawyers are supposed to do a little better than this, and I'm talking to both sides,'" the judge said. The crux of Kaplan's indignation with both the prosecution team and defense attorneys was the result of their apparent failure to stipulate. Stipulations are how things run smoothly in a court. Some pieces of evidence are facts that both sides agree are facts. I can appear on C -SPAN and say my crypto exchange isn't stealing anyone's money while also wearing a $10 ,000 suit I bought with their cash. Those statements notwithstanding, my defense and prosecutors should be able to stipulate before blabbing in front of jurors that the video is itself real. That might be what happened with Katz, or rather, what didn't happen. Prosecutors had an array of videos and blog posts related to Bankman -Frieds and FTX's representations to lawmakers, and they seemed to lack stipulations for some of them. They took the long route to getting it in the record, despite actually having stipulations for a small handful of exhibits Wednesday. The situation was even more absurd for the Google employee. During a short afternoon recess, Kaplan pressed defense lawyer Chris Everdell on why his team didn't simply agree to a stipulation that would have eliminated entirely the need for Gaddis' testimony. Everdell said prosecutors gave them late notice about the evidence they'd focus on Wednesday, and then never asked for one. Now, that's not to say that every government witness Wednesday was a fizzler. We can't forget Finance Santa Claus, a white -bearded Australian accounting professor named Peter Easton who teaches at Notre Dame. His testimony was tantamount to beating Bankman -Fried with a sock full of coal. He dug a knife into the defense by arguing it was simply impossible for Alameda to spend billions of dollars on its various pursuits without also dipping into customer funds. On cross -examination, he twisted it. The defense did land a pretty solid punch on a different accounting expert called by the government, an FBI forensic accountant whom defense lawyers pinned in a corner for seeming to mess up her analysis of the flow of funds that led her to believe Alameda spent its own money on political donations. Her lips seemed to quiver from the stand. But the day's best zinger went to the prosecution, who, despite their frosty moments with the judge, still finished Wednesday strong. With the help of an SDNY investigator, they dug through the infamous Twitter conversation between Bankman -Fried and journalist Kelsey Piper. You know the one, where Bankman -Fried curses out regulators as well as the stupid little games woke Westerners play and bemoaned his loss of funds. The line sounded pretty soulless and damning. Jurors certainly thought so. At least three nodded their heads and smiled after hearing them, as if to say, yeah, he really did it. So we finally heard from many of our outstanding witnesses, and it turns out both Shamelle Medrano and Paige Owens were with the government. Medrano is an investigative analyst with the U .S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York, who explained tweets and direct messages, while Owens is a financial forensics The Department of Justice confirmed on Wednesday that it will not call Andrea Vander Merwey, a proposed expert witness, and only expects to call former FTX General Counsel Kan Sun and Third Point's Robert Borgerdi to the stand on Thursday. Everyone expects the court day to end early on Thursday. Defense attorney Mark Cohen asked whether the defense has a broad list of possible witnesses, said the defense is still working on it. We're certainly not going to rebut the expert that they didn't call, he said. That seems reasonable, Judge Kaplan quipped in response. We're then on break until October 26, when the DOJ expects to rest its case. The defense, which is still not acknowledging whether or not it will actually bring a case, could begin presenting it that same day. One note on this last point, a defense is not obligated to present a case. The burden of proof is on the government to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Bankman -Fried committed fraud and conspiracy on the different charges he faces. The defense can just immediately rest, as if to indicate that the DOJ has not met that burden of proof. I don't think that's likely, and I fully expect the defense to present its case that Bankman -Fried is not guilty of the seven different charges, but Cohen and Judge Kaplan have both acknowledged this possibility, including on the first day of the trial. The burden of proof is always on the government, the judge told the jury, before opening statements on October 4. The defendant has no burden to prove innocence, no burden to produce any evidence, no burden to testify, or obligation to testify. The defendant has an absolute right to remain silent, and if that's what happens in this case, you may not consider his silence against him in any way. Want to follow along? Sign up for Coindesk's new daily newsletter, The SBF Trial, bringing you insights from the courthouse and around the case. You can get the podcast each day right here by following the Coindesk Podcast Network. Thanks for listening.
A highlight from Poltergeist
"And welcome back. Oh, it's beautiful to have you guys here with us tonight. Boopy. We got Taylor Owens. Yo, TJ. Oh, Sean Jordan. So my name is Todd. Do you feel slighted by Terrell Owens? Kind of taking the Tio. No, because they're for a while. My fantasy team was called the real Tio. So that's kind of cool. But yeah, he kind of fucked us over on that one. You know what? One nickname that you used to have that I miss it's hardwood. Yeah. It never also. And when if you, if anybody wants to download AOL and some messenger, I'm still hardwood 83 on there. So shoot me, you know, you know, I mean, what's the backstory? I'm not away from my, yeah, I'm not away. AFK. Yeah. BRB. Did you leave an away message? Like if, if I were to message you right now, is it something moody? I'm in 2023 on a shitty podcast. The foresight. I need to update it now. And then one nickname of Todd's that never really took off his copperhead. Yeah. Cause he got bit by a copperhead and he survived. He bit it back. I mean, I'm the only one that called him copperhead, uh, higher resistance to venom, actually lower, sick and lower resistance. It both higher and lower. Yeah. It just depends. We won't know until he gets bitten again. Yeah. Is it like each time you get bit reverses or weaker? We'll just find out when the time comes. It's like Schrodinger's cat. It's a really shitty super power. He's going to be okay. Or he's fucked weaker and strong. That would be the tagline of the horror movie or the superhero movie about me. It's like, I'm either better and I'm either superhero. I'm fucked together. So this week we're doing poltergeist. Um, this is our second Halloween movie. This was actually my pick. So it's one that I wanted to do for a while. Uh, and we are drinking Bogle Phantom. This is sometimes I pick stuff that will match like flavor wise or location wise. Yeah. To like whatever, whatever we're doing. And, but this time it's like just the name, the aesthetic of the bottle, the Bogle Phantom. Yeah. Spooky. And I got a question. Did we ever find out the origin of hardwood? Yeah. I wanted to. I didn't know if there's any closure on that anecdote. Oh yeah. Um, it was just a high school thing and I played a little bit of basketball. It was not very good. I wasn't eating skittles out of my sock on the bench bad, but as I just wasn't very good. we And so would play like power forward. Yeah. I don't even know what I played. I think it was a small forward. We were playing a band. I was in a band and we were going to play music at a junior Western day or something. And one of our good friends, Tim was our marketing guy. He did. He bestowed himself to do that. And he said, hell, he just wrote on there. Like he said, come featuring the creative styles of Taylor hardwood Owens. And I was just like, Oh, what? I was like, well, who did that? Name's like, Oh, you played basketball. I don't know. I just gave you a nickname. I was like, so I loved it. Hardwood stayed. Well, it for a little while, but you know what? It's back. Yeah. And it's my AOL instant messenger. So we're drinking the Bogle Phantom. Um, so this has like a story on the back label has a story about a phantasm. Um, Bogle is a, it's an enormous winery, California. Um, they make, they're one of those kind of, uh, aircraft carrier sized wineries. It like makes millions bottles of wine every year. This is a tier above their basic entry -level wines. This is kind of a notch up. This is inky. It is deep purple. Make a great name.
A highlight from Does The DOJ Has An Obligation to Investigate The Pro-Hamas Hate Groups in This Country.
"Isn't it kind of funny how sometimes when you pray for something, God, you know, gives you what you're asking for. Sometimes he doesn't. I have found myself many times in prayer saying, please, please, God, if it's your will, make this happen. And when he doesn't, it's important, it's imperative that we don't lose our faith, that we don't bail, that we don't forget that he's got this, that he's in control, that it's all his will. Sometimes he gives us almost exactly what we wish for, what we pray for. And I can't wait to give you the big reveal over what you have done to support the victims of the Hamas terrorists in Israel. International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and The Mike Gallagher Show partnered and oh my word, I didn't give you a number yesterday because I thought, could we get there by Friday? Could I give a number that is going to just knock everybody's socks off? God heard our prayer. God touched hearts and minds. And once again, you've shown that you've got the biggest heart of any talk show audience in the country. More on that in just a couple of moments. Stay tuned because I've got some great news to share with you. In the meantime, last night, Senator Josh Hawley asked a very good question about these pro -Hamas speakers on college campuses. Remember after 9 -11, there was a debate about whether or not Muslims cheered 9 -11? And of course, the media narrative is, oh, that was all debunked. It wasn't true. There weren't Muslims on roofs somewhere in New Jersey cheering 9 -11. That was an urban legend. It didn't happen. Well, no urban legend this week. We've heard a lot of anti -Israel, pro -Hamas rhetoric in the streets of America. And don't be telling us down the road that that was debunked. I don't need to trot out all the filthy, disgraceful, pro -Hamas speakers that we've heard on college campuses and in communities like Dearborn, Michigan all week long. So riddle me this, Batman, if we're going to track down participants of January 6th, if the Justice Department and the FBI and law enforcement are going to target people who were at the Capitol on January 6th, are they doing the same for people who have cheered the slaughter of innocents, the massacre of babies, the decapitation of infants, the rape of young women, the horrific brutality that Israel is experiencing? And if people stand around in America and say, go Hamas, go, are we going to investigate That's what Senator Josh Hawley on Sean Hannity's show last night on Fox News Channel wants to know. And that same institution, Sean, as I recall, was quick to fly the flag of Ukraine over Harvard Yard. But now when Israel is under attack, their terrorists are murdering children, cutting off the heads of babies. They want to wipe Israel off the face of the map. Let's be honest. They want to make would kill every Jew in the world if they could. That's what these terrorists want. And to be silent in the face of that or to celebrate it as these crazy student groups are doing. What I want to know, Sean, is who's funding these student groups? I hope that the DOJ is investigating where the money is coming from. Are there terror groups who are part of these networks who are infiltrating our campuses? I mean, this is crazy stuff that we're seeing on these campuses and for these administrators to have their hand out to take federal money, taxpayer money, and at the same time be silent or silently condone this kind of terrorism is just it is grotesque. He's right on the money. Did you hear what he just said? And I want to start the hour by directing that statement from Josh Hawley to you. Are there terror groups who are part of these networks infiltrating our college campuses? You know, this is supposed to be the global day of jihad. A lot of big cities are on alert, extra police presence felt in major American cities. There are massive protests taking place right now in the Middle East because some ex -Hamas official said today ought to be the global day of jihad, whatever that means. And who knows? I would tell you right now, have your eyes open. I would tell you right now to have situational awareness, be alert, and be safe. And I am absolutely devastated by hearing pro -Hamas speakers in this country. So let's dive in together as we welcome you aboard on a Friday in the Relief Factor Studios. It is October the 13th, 2023. The P .H .D. weight loss and attrition phone number is 800 -655 -MIKE, 800 -655 -6453. Do you wonder who's funding these pro -Hamas speakers on college campuses? Are you as distressed and concerned and frustrated about these pro -terrorist speakers here in America as I am? There's no urban legend, so spare me the malarkey that it didn't really happen. Oh, it's happening all right. We got people on college campuses today. We've got people in Michigan today cheering the incineration of little babies. That's a problem, don't you think? Give me your answer. Let's flood the zone. I want as many phone calls on this as we can. This is a caller -driven show, and I want to look up and see our lines jammed because when we come back, I'm going to give you some good news. When we come back, I'm going to give you the up -to -the -moment total of our International Fellowship of Christians and Jews campaign and share with you what Mike Gallagher Show listeners have done, an extraordinary moment in the history of this show. That great news and more all coming up. In the meantime, join me. Tell me what you think about what you're hearing in the streets, not of Yemen, but in the streets of the United States of America. I hope you join me, 1 -800 -655 -MIKE. Three pastors risking it all for their faith. 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A highlight from Money Grabs, Eli Manning 2.0, NBA Rookie Watch, NFL Nerding, and an MCU Deep Dive With Craig Horlbeck, Danny Heifetz, Austin Gayle, J. Kyle Mann, and Joanna Robinson
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This episode is brought to you by our friends at State Farm. There's no playbook when it comes to life or any of the other stressful tasks that adulthood throws your way. So many of us lay awake at night going through a list of what ifs. What if something happens to our home? What if I get into an accident? If life gives you a bad bounce, State Farm has a play for every what if. You can reach them 24 -7, you can file a claim on the State Farm mobile app, or you can simply call your agent with questions about your home or auto coverage. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Call or go to State Farm .com for a quote today. We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network, where I put up a new rewatchables on Monday. We did They Live. I have another movie coming this Monday, Here Are Your Hints, 1993, lost more money than it made. There you go. That's all you need to know. Maybe you'll figure it out. I have on this podcast a lot going on. A little something at the top that I wanted to talk about that ties into what's going on in this Phillies Atlanta series, which is now over because Atlanta became the latest team to dominate the regular season and then lose immediately in the playoffs. So I want to talk about that. I have some thoughts. Million dollar picks. Craig Horlebeck and Danny Heifetz coming on to talk about NFL then and now comparisons for players. And then Austin Gale is going to nerd it up with us about the NFL. Oh wait, there's more basketball. Kyle Mann talking about all the rookies that we have coming into the NBA season in less than two weeks. And last but not least, our friend Joanna Robinson talking to MCU because she has a new book coming out. So this is really, really a loaded podcast. You should be paying for this. You really should. You're lucky this is free. Free content, my friends. Let's bring in Pearl Jam. All right, I'm going to do million dollar picks in one second, taping this on a Thursday morning. I was thinking about my friend James' baby doll Dixon today, whenever there was a Hollywood deal that we always would laugh at and be like, oh my God, I can't believe they did that or can't believe they took that job. And he would always say, money grab, baby. I'm talking about him like he's dead. He's still alive. What a money grab. And we just money grab has been a running joke with baby and Sal and Jimmy and my circles for a long time. Who's doing a money grab? All of the professional sports leagues right now are in one of the all time money grabs we've ever seen. Now, I was thinking about it last night with the Dodgers because on the one hand, the Dodgers get bounced in three games, right? They play this whole regular season. They get this great record and then they get bounced and they're done. And their fans are just irate. They're apoplectic. They can't believe this happened again. Oh my God, we lost momentum. Now, there's some rational Dodger fans that are also like, you know, we did start playing Kershaw in game one of a playoff series and he didn't make it out of the first inning. They lost Urias during the season, who was their best starting pitcher. And it was a pretty flawed Dodger team. Actually, I wasn't surprised that they lost. I didn't think it was gonna be the Diamondbacks. But in general, the Dodger fans are like, I just spent six months watching this team and this season ended in 90 hours. We saw this happen in the NBA with the Bucks and the Heat last April. The Heat was an eight seed. The Heat farted around during the whole regular season and turned it on for a couple games and all of a sudden the Bucks were gone, which was great. It was really fun. Hockey has had this forever. I had hockey season tickets for a couple of years with the Kings and the regular season was so meaningless and so stupid for a team that knew they were gonna make the playoffs that you almost wondered, what was the point? Why am I paying for this other than to see Connor McDavid or a couple other people? The NFL has expanded to 17 games, which all of us love football, but 17 seems way too many, especially with the injury potential. And they're probably gonna go to 18. They'll just keep the gravy train going. And it's all about the money. And I'm not breaking any new ground by saying that, but at what point do we stop carrying? At what point, because I'm there with baseball. Baseball is fun. You put it on every once in a while. But for the most part, if you have a good baseball team, and I've had a few, the 2018 Red Sox were probably the best start to finish baseball team I've ever rooted for, but ultimately they also could have lost and not won or it would have been over. It's all about the playoffs now. And it feels way more random than it ever did. And I don't know if it's a good thing. I think it's a bad thing for baseball because people talk about how fun these wildcard games are and the pitch clock, and I'm with you. I've watched a ton of baseball, but I also didn't really watch any baseball during the regular season. And I'm somebody who grew up loving baseball. I watched baseball my whole life. I wrote a Red Sox book up until probably the late 2000s. I love baseball equally with every other sport. And now I just don't care as much. And there's a million reasons for that. But the biggest reason is the regular season just doesn't matter at all. You could win 120 games and it doesn't matter. The other team could just get hot. Like, well, look at the Phillies right now. The Phillies, who everyone was like, they're built for the playoffs, they're built for the playoffs. That seems like the type of team you should just build. Build a team. Who cares about the regular season? Build it for the playoffs. I think Miami has entered this mode in the NBA just year after year. They don't care. They're going to be like a five seed, six seed, seven seed, eight seed. Doesn't matter. And they'll just see if they can get hot. It's more fun if you have no attention span at all. And maybe it makes more sense in the TikTok generation. But for what I grew up with and what we used to care about was the totality of everything. The regular season meant this. It really meant something to win 100 games of baseball. It was amazing if your basketball team won 60 games. There were just these little markers that you had in your head. And all this stuff ties in. The load management piece, which the NBA is allegedly trying to fix. I'll believe it when I see it. Football adding more games so that the sport is more random than ever before. There's more chance for injury than there's ever been. And there's more chance for just wacky results, which I think is maybe what they want. I'm not sure I want it. I don't like where we are. Like even in baseball, and I think hockey is another one, and I think basketball is another one. The home team should get some sort of advantage for being good during the regular season in baseball. This five game series the Dodgers had against the D -backs. Why wouldn't the Dodgers get all five games at home? The only advantage they get is that if there's a game five where they've just not played for a week and then you get game five at home and that's the advantage. Well, I've watched baseball for the last 25 years. The home field advantage, except for maybe the Phillies, doesn't seem to matter at all. The Red Sox won the majority of their biggest games on the road during the 2000s and 2010s. Can count them up. I always felt like the 0 -14, the 0 -7, I felt like those teams could win anywhere. The 18 team had that crazy extra extra extra innings game against the Dodgers where it seemed like the season was over. Guess what? They won the next game. Home field doesn't matter as much. So if it doesn't matter as much, at least make it so that in round one a team is rewarded for winning a hundred plus games and all their games are at home. And if you want to go in their house and beat them, that seems fair. But to just make it like it's worth one game, I felt the same way with Milwaukee and Miami. I think it should have been Milwaukee gets the first two, Miami gets the next two, Milwaukee gets the next three. They earned it. They got the one seed. So we're heading toward this world where regular seasons will continue to be devalued. They'll try to cover it up with fantasy and gambling, but for the most part, there's going to just going to be more randomness with the results. And I don't think I like that. I don't know if Miami was a better team than Milwaukee last year. I think Giannis got hurt and Jimmy Butler left his body and then they beat Milwaukee in a series and it was fun, but did that mean they were a better team? What's the point of these seasons? Are we just turning everything into March Madness? Feels like where we're heading. I'll tell you this though. It's a fucking money grab. All right. Million Dollar Picks coming up.
A highlight from Episode 125 - Oct. 9th, 2023 - Conflicts..
"Yes, indeed. Yes, indeed. Yes, indeed. It is me. It is me. It is me, DJ Intense, gracing you guys, your airwaves with our podcast today. The band is back, yo. The band is back. It's no longer a bunch of twos. It's a three here. Three. Trio. To the left of me, I have, I am Walt. What's up, Walt? Um, I'm really good. I'm in good spirits. Um, not like those dumb ass giants. Well, you know, how about those cowboys? Don't feel bad. But, um, deserve it. Listen, we deserve it. You don't pay a guy $40 million that hasn't proven that a damn thing. Yes, you do. Players get paid on, players get paid on potential all the time. Yeah. I'm sorry guys. Quarterbacks like that get paid on, you know, because, you know, a one good time. I'm telling you, because of that, say, go probably be like, bye -bye. So don't be surprised. Saquon Barkley leaves next year. Saquon? I don't even mind if he leaves. We deserve it. Yep. And I'm gonna leave with him. They deserve it. I know you're a bareback dripper. Well, technically, he could be franchised, but I don't know what the deal they structured of him, you know, franchise or not. So if I was him, I would leave. I wouldn't even blame him. You sure? Say that now. Don't leave. No, I'll leave with him. Come back. Listen, the Maurer family is a curse on the Giants organization. It's done good for that team since the days of Eli. Even then, some of the things they were questionable. Beyond that, man, they should, they don't even coach, they could have hired, they didn't hire them. Yep. They fired Tom Coughlin. Nope said. It's pain pinching, bro. Not pain pinching. They're the worst, one of the worst ran organizations out there. Yep. And I'll say it because you could have drafted Lamar Jackson, those guys. Nope. You went and got Danny, you know, the, the, the, the Giants could have drafted Mike Parsons. Yep. And we got Diddy Terps. I mean, you know, the 10th pick, the Dry's going to trade it down their pick from seven and when it went to 20 to still get Danny Jones. Yep. So what can I say? Well, that, you know, that's just the most, and to the right of him, I'm looking at the, looking at the front door as a Giants fan, man. I might be going to the, to the bills, man. He's just like, man, this ship's sailing pretty quickly. I've been a Giants fan for most of my life. I'm 40 years old right now. And to see the organization going the way they're going right now, it's like the same way I've seen with the Yankees. Like, yo, what the hell is going on? Who is running the show? Do you realize since the last time the Giants went to chip, they've been at the playoffs twice. And so they went to the Yankees. They want to have it in the, in the world series in over 10 years. Well, you know, the Yankees problem is right. Yeah. They're not spending enough money. No, the time has passed them by. They're running off old school metrics and doesn't work. That's true. You just can't think you can jack up home runs and escape of a game. You have, you know, runs RBIs one bad idea, you know, they just need a sound system and some video like that. This is a whole lot, but you know, I read it separately. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. That was good. That was good. That was good. I like that. I like that. That was good. It was allegedly man. It wasn't, you know, allegedly. All right. So, so, so, so, so they was, so they was Jekyll at home. And then all of a sudden they turn into Mr. Hyde and when they play the Yankees away, no, they still did things away. What was it like when they was just at home? It was astronomical at home. Oh, unbelievable. Right. Listen, I'm a Boston fan too. So you got all the smoke for, for Bella check is spiky. But meanwhile you knew there was cheating. You'd be with the red Sox, the Astros. That's what's out here cheating, but you got all the smoke for Bella check and spiking on and be consistent. King be consistent out here. Don't do that. Don't do that. Don't be mad because, because the passengers, you know, a little innovative and ahead of the curve, that's why they get their heads stomped up. Don't worry. When, when, when, when, when they hacked the rule book again, again, you'll be up in arms complaining about something, you know, don't worry. You'll find something. I said, he said, how you doing, man? All these considered, man, I'm good. I'm doing better. Just had to deal with some real life BS and get cut out of certain certain cancer out of my system. And I'm doing better now. Well, still dealing with a little bit of an injury because that's what I told you guys. I'm live on the podcast, but I got snuffed and kicked in the, in the grapes by, uh, by a patient on my job. He got kicked in the gonads.
A highlight from What a Weird Week Canadian Thanksgiving Special: Ten Ten Again! Fri. Oct. 6, 2023
"What a weird week Canadian Thanksgiving special 1010 again Hi friends, I'm Scott and this is what a weird week a show about the weird news that happened this week for show notes and More visit show notes dot page. That's show notes dot page It's Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, but instead of taking the week off or even posting a rerun Please enjoy this 10 10 episode where we revisit 10 Former number 10 entries from this podcast and see how they hold up now So here comes season 4 episode 54 10 10s for Thanksgiving first published on Friday, October 6 2023 10 kicking off the top 10 this week number 10 from March 24th 2023 the headline was bonkers carrot caper This happened at the Clearview Mall in Pennsylvania where police caught the suspects charges at the time were Expected pending two people stole a giant foam carrot and a pinata from a mall Easter display in March of this year and when they took off a Security guard was dragged by the getaway truck for around a quarter mile. No one was hurt Thankfully police located the large carrot and the Easter pinata at a home And at the time we hoped there would be some sort of Hollywood treatment because no one got hurt We were like, maybe this should be a movie. All right, how does that one stack up long story short it holds up We haven't had any other giant foam carrot Theft stories on this weird news podcast since that happened in March This is our only weird Easter caper story So that one holds up the follow -up on this is they named the two fellows an 18 year old and a 20 year old And they said they would be charged at a future date They also said because of the nature of the crime they wouldn't be taken into custody. Oh, they were both visiting from, Texas So the anonymous tip came in they found them at a house. The two fellows were visiting from, Texas When they said the nature of the crime, I think what they mean right is it was more of a prank No one got hurt. Although that security guard did get dragged for around a quarter mile behind the getaway vehicle But they weren't taken into custody and then that story goes cold I don't know the follow -up is kind of open -ended what happened next The story just went cold after that 10. The next number 10 was from March 31st of this year It was about the fella the 91 year old fella who crossed the Grand Canyon It's around 24 miles to hike from one edge of the Grand Canyon down through to the other edge This took five days 91 year old fellow named John did it and he got in the Guinness Book of World Records He is the oldest person to ever cross the Grand Canyon. This one holds up no, 92 year old was waiting in the wings to break this record, I guess or hasn't done it yet. So John is still the World record holder is the oldest person to cross the Grand Canyon at the time I remember treating this like an inspirational news story something You know if you've always dreamed of getting in the Guinness Book of World Records But you can never seem to get it right you could never get that Rubik's Cube solved or you know cross the Grand Canyon There are still opportunities as you get older this one You can train until you're 92 years old and then attempt to beat the world record So this one holds up and still inspirational You Are listening to what a weird week It's a show that leans into the weirdness 10 our next entry in our 10 10s Thanksgiving special is from April 7th of this year. How young is the world's youngest published author? That's weird And we went from the oldest person to cross the Grand Canyon one week and the next week We kicked off the show with the young author this was a story about that boy from the United Arab Emirates four years old four years and 218 days old and has a published book called the elephant sayeed and the bear The book is about kindness and an elephant and a polar bear and it is officially a Guinness World Record This person the youngest published author You have to have at least a thousand copies sold to have an official Guinness World Record as a published author this book sold more than a thousand copies and Guinness World Record This story holds up. No one younger than four years old has published a book. Come on slackers. What's going on? In writing three -year -olds to sorry to this one. I did I remember at the time I was maybe in a bad place that week I remember thinking wow once you start kindergarten once you're five years old Strolling into the kindergarten class if you don't have a published book You've failed already because a four -year -old did it That one was not a great take on my behalf. I would say for the aspiring writers When you crunch the numbers the demographics of this the people who listen to this program it cuts off at a certain age So you don't know how many five -year -olds are listening to this podcast But I want to apologize to any five -year -olds listening who want to be a writer and I was like you might as well quit You didn't get the world record. That was a terrible thing to say Continue to pursue your dreams five -year -olds, please continue to write stay with it Let's end on that message 10 next up was our story from April 14th of this year How short is pearl the Chihuahua the shortest dog in the world? And so just to recap from the ground up pearl the pooch is 3 .59 inches tall a little bit taller than 3 .25 or half of a dollar bill or a little bit taller than a credit card Also a can of soup is taller than pearl the pooch Pearl is about as long as a dollar bill five inches long weighs a little bit more than a pound Does this story hold up turns out pearl the Chihuahua was? Actually a person in a suit. It was all fake you guys. No no, the story does hold up and pearl the Chihuahua is still the shortest dog in the world and the photos are still Wonderful if you want to see pearl the pooch and smile click show notes that page is You This the what a weird week show a weekly rundown of weird news 10 if you're just jumping in here We're doing 10 number 10s from past episodes as a Canadian Thanksgiving special and then Going back to see do the story still hold up. Are they still weird? Is it all still a real thing? Did it really happen? Will we be disgraced by reporting something that was completely fake at the time so far so good The next one is how fast can you this one doesn't hold up you guys spoiler alert? How fast can you drink are you ready to set a world record a German man shattered the this is from April? 21st of this year when the German fellow shattered the Capri Sun speed drinking world record 10 .41 seconds finished an entire Capri Sun drink. These are the ones where if you don't have Capri Sun where you're at it's a Bag of drink and you stab it with that pointy straw and you drink the thing Well, that was a nice record while it lasted but just last week We talked about the fellow who now has a Capri Sun speed drinking record of under 10 seconds Eight point something seconds to finish an entire Capri Sun So this story does not hold up from April to last week It was a record but now there's a new champ in town 10 next up from April 28th of 2023 Nudists will feel naked and exposed if cable car over nude beach goes ahead This was a story we had in April from Vienna Where there was a plan for a cable car route to pass over a beach frequented by nudists and it was not a popular thing amongst the nudists a Nudist named Barbara was quoted in the story I don't want to end up on the internet 72 year old Barbara said The developer said the cable car will pass over the beach for hardly any time at all The cable car windows could be the kind that switch to non see -through when the cable car gets close to the beach Anyway, that was the story in April. How does this one hold up at the time? I remember I was like everyone calm down. Keep your pants on nudists. I was very proud of that joke I remember so does it hold up? The last thing I can find about this is from a blogger who says in their blog post not sure if it's a sure thing yet or still in the Possibly could happen stage. So there's not a lot yet. I mean these projects sometimes they take a while You got to get approval. You got to get money all of that and then you got to calm down the nudists There's a lot happening behind the scenes no doubt, but there's not a lot of follow -up yet on this one I've found some video of non nude variety and I will post that in the updated show notes a Weekly countdown of Weirdy McWeird stuff This is the what a weird week show 10 next is from May 5th of 2023 Our number 10 that episode was freaky foot world record. Do not attempt This was about the lady named Kelsey who said a Guinness World Record for her freaky footwork Basically, she can point one foot forwards and the other foot backwards Kelsey is a librarian from New Mexico. Her official world record is most foot rotation for a female She discovered this world record ability at her library when the new Guinness Book of World Records came out She's flipping through she saw the foot record in there and she was like, I wonder if I could do that She did and she could get more Flexibility or more whatever She could be going in both directions more. So however you word it. I'm not sure anyway, this story holds up this one is still a Guinness World Record and Please if you're going to attempt it stretch consult a physician I just feel like you could try this one Maybe you're having a couple of wobbly pops or something at a Canadian Thanksgiving party this weekend And you're like, I'm gonna try that world record and you haven't warmed up enough or whatever Maybe your feet would stick that way. How are you gonna get around now? Please do not attempt 10 next number 10 was from May 12 2023. How excited are you about printed fish? That was our headline from May the company in Israel has 3d printed fish It's not meal ready fish you print it out and then you have to cook it fish fillet they start with lab -grown grouper fish and They turn that into some sort of edible filament for a 3d food printer That was kind of how I described it at the time I you know, it's oversimplification But you get the picture lab -grown printable fish could save the environment could save real fish could save all of us Like the other lab -grown meats they're trying to get enough food for everyone Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone all of the humans had enough to eat that would be good, right? They said they wanted this to be available for purchase next year at the time. I described it as white goo It looks like white goo. I stand by that. It does look like white goo and how does it taste? Well, unfortunately our website when you click our show notes, we do not have that capability I know I should be upgrading to Squarespace. I get it. But right now our show notes blog Does not have lick the screen capabilities so that you can taste what the printable fish would taste like So is this story fishy or does it hold up? I say it holds up I mean, we're still at the place where they're trying to get regulatory approval get through all the hoops You got to jump through and then by the end of 2024, they hope to have it available You know, you could have it on your plate by next year. That's where we're at with this one So I say it holds up. I've been voting all of these hold up haven't I mostly Maybe I'm biased Recapping the weird ones from this week's news. This is what a weird week 10 if you're just jumping in at this point, this is the what a weird week show Thanksgiving special for Canadian Thanksgiving We're doing 10 10s 10 former number 10 stories and then we're doing follow -ups do the stories hold up This is from May 19th 2023 the Gator that fooled us all This happened on Treasure Island on the Gulf Coast Police on Night Beach Patrol were surprised by a tricky Gator a biggie from their Facebook post Look at the size of that Gator one of our officers tried rounding up on Treasure Island Beach last night It was an incredibly realistic sand sculpture That's it. That's what we had for a number 10. Well, this story doesn't hold up I mean we've had weirder stories than this weirder things have happened to you on your way to work this morning probably, right? last recap week This is where we recap last week It's right there in the title and this episode from last week is still up if you want to check it out if you didn't have a chance show notes dot page to Find previous episodes and all the show notes and all the links number 10 last week Tinder's very expensive option makes news. I kept saying $4 .99 and made it sound like it was five bucks a month It's five hundred bucks a month I think we made it clear by the end of that story But there's a lot of money for tinder or is it? I don't know I'm married number nine last week Wiener mobile rides again number eight was dogs go to human movie world reacts number seven flock of sheep steals 600 pounds of marijuana plants Number six was Guinness World Record for ten -year -old makes many of us feel inadequate Number five was message in a bottle sweepstakes makes news number four last week guy drinks Capri Sun brand beverage very fast sets new world record 8 .02 seconds number three drug that can grow new teeth was in the news Number two last week dog from Canada sets sock removal record I had a hard time getting through that one last week We had an honorable mention last week spongebob mac and cheese is a triumph of the human spirit and number one last week the lady Who got stuck in the toilet lady stuck in toilet makes news retrieves? Watch a few of you sent notes saying I should have had that outhouse story at number two in the number two spot The lady in the watch in the outhouse. It should have been number two. You're absolutely right. Well played You Welcome back to the what a weird week show our final number 10 of this all 10 special is 10 from May 26 2023 people reminded to wear clothes for driver's license photo in Georgia now in the state of Georgia in the USA You can get a digital driver's license as part of the apply process when the story came out You have to send them a photo and at the time the Georgia Department of Driver Services Posted on their Facebook attention lovely people of the digital era Please take pictures with your clothes on when submitting them for your digital driver's license and IDs Let's raise our virtual glasses and toast to the future Cheers to technology until I would say that story holds up until they allow naked driver's license. How about that? And that's a wrap on our special episode of 10 number 10s from the past year the lasting tenacity of weird Cannot be understated. I don't know am I wrong. It seems to me like most of those stories hold up And so we'll wrap there the special episode of 10 number 10s from the past year if you are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend Canadian Thanksgiving have a weird and wonderful.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 10/04/23
"The dis in functional, don't we? I have to tell you, I just want to just offer the floor to you and say, how did yesterday afternoon work out for you? Well, there's so many fascinating layers and aspects to this. First of all, I think, and before we even get started in this huge history making move yesterday, kudos to the good old Atlanta team who came to Tampa Bay yesterday and walloped the Tampa Bay Rays. They had a toast to the Rangers for game one. Did you just refer to them as an Atlanta team? I started to say Atlanta. Listen, this was a late night. What the hell's the matter with you? It was a late night. Do you have a stroke? Obviously, the Rangers, excuse me. Thank you. I did. I'm smelling burning toast. Tracy's there. Did you burn the toast? What happened again? That's all right. Who ordered the field cutlet? No, I'm sorry. No, no, it's quite all right. But I did want to give kudos to the Rangers because, listen, and you know why Tampa Bay lost? Guess how many people showed up at that pitiful field. I know it's the worst facility in sports, but the Rays are really good, have been good all year. They're in the playoffs. The capacity of the trop is probably about 45 ,000. How many were there? The smallest playoff baseball crowd since game seven of the 1919 World Series. That's the Black Sox, right? Yeah, 19 ,000 people showed up. It was 3 o 'clock in the afternoon local time. But everybody plays hooky, exactly right. You bring that game here and we'll cram globe life a few. It's the weirdest thing I've ever experienced when I moved here and I kept saying, why doesn't anybody support this team? And all they keep telling me is, because everybody hates the owner. Well, what the heck? Who cares? You might go to the World Series. Well, I mean, Rangers might have something to say about that. Well, maybe so after yesterday. I mean, now Tampa Bay's hanging on by a thread, which would be awful because Tampa Bay came out of the gate strong. I mean, man, oh, man, they were looking like they were 10 -0. I think they won their first 10. And they're certainly one of the four or five best teams in baseball, but so were the Rangers for much of the year. And now they've decided to awaken. Nice 4 -0 shutout. And I would love for Tampa Bay's season to end this afternoon at about five because game two is today at two, our time. Well, congratulations to the Atlanta Rangers. Exactly. Go Braves. All right. Now, let me go through some takeaways from yesterday, which I think are, first of all, to me, the biggest story that was not covered is it was the immediate action, the first official act taken by Patrick McHenry, the acting speaker. Did you see what he did? Oh, no, but to Pelosi? The first action he did was to evict Nancy Pelosi from her cushy private office that she was given, I guess, as some kind of a courtesy, right? And first thing he did was get out. Now, it was pretty rough because she's in California for Dianne Feinstein's funeral. She's not even in the building. And he said, hey, we're going to re -key the locks Wednesday morning, get out. But here's what that tells me, Mark, and I think it's significant. Why didn't McCarthy do that? I don't know. If that's not symbolic of what we're talking about here, there's another narrative here. The narrative is, I know you're not going to want to hear it, and I get it. Everybody's all up in arms and everybody's realizing there's gridlock. Listen, everybody's got to put down the smelling salts for a moment. Do you think we're in bad shape if Jim Jordan is the speaker of the House going into the 2024 election? Do you not like Jim Jordan as the speaker? I love Jim Jordan as the speaker. I believe he's unelectable as the speaker. Well, who's going to be electable? Steve Scalise probably has the best chance. And Steve Scalise reportedly doesn't want it. The reporting is that physically he's got a lot of – he's asking for it. He was lobbying yesterday, but is that just window dressing? Is Steve Scalise the fighter that we want for Jim Jordan? I mean – Listen, electability, you could say all day you want. Things can get done, and if – why wouldn't the Republicans unify behind Jim Jordan? Because there are 200, 212 of them, right? Because for many of them, Jordan's a little too spicy.
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A highlight from 6 Tips to Stay Sober on Vacation
"Do you want to stay sober and still travel and have amazing vacations? Maybe you're newly sober and worried about taking your first trip without alcohol, or maybe you've been sober a while, but you have a big trip coming up, a bachelorette party in Vegas or a wedding in Mexico, and that's making you anxious just thinking about doing it without drinking. From pub crawls to beach parties to boozy boat cruises, the thought of traveling can be a major trigger. Whatever your situation might be, you can be a person who travels alcohol -free and still has the time of your life. Hey everybody, welcome to the Addiction Unlimited podcast, where you get to learn everything you want to know about addiction and recovery. I'm your host, Angela Pugh, co -founder of Kansas City Recovery, Life Coach, and Recovering Alcoholics. To learn more about me, you can listen to episode zero on your podcast app, or find us on the web at addictionunlimited .com. What do you have planned for your next trip? A family vacation, a family reunion, a work trip, a camping trip? You're probably thinking days on the beach, nights on the town. It's hard to imagine doing any of it without a drink in hand, especially if you're new to sobriety or if you're facing your first ever sober travel. Going on vacation usually means relaxing and being carefree, and for many of us, relaxing meant excessive consumption of alcohol and or other substances. I was exactly the same way. Every trip I ever took was a drinking trip. I mean, honestly, everything I ever did was about drinking, whether it was a trip or not. But one of the greatest things about being sober is that my whole world expanded, and I mean that literally. I've gotten to travel the world, see beautiful places, have phenomenal experiences that I never could have done in my drinking life. When I was drinking, I would always talk about all the traveling I wanted to do, all the places I wanted to go and see, but I couldn't actually do any of it. I was a bit lucky because I lived in Southern California, and there are a lot of fun things you can do spur of the moment. And I promise you, I have had my fair share of last minute decisions drunken to drive to Vegas after work at 3 a .m. with all my drunk friends. But as a sober person, traveling is full of triggers, and that can feel daunting. And that's one of the main reasons I wanted to start hosting sober vacations. It's so much to think about if you're going on a work trip or a family trip where you may be the only non -drinking person. It's like every event every day comes with its own special side of anxiety as you obsess about getting through each thing without drinking, also without looking like a weirdo being the only one not drinking, and at the same time trying not to be overwhelmed by FOMO and somehow still manage to have some fun. Wow, sounds great, doesn't it? So my first sober vacation group trip is just around the corner, and the next sober vacation with me is in Bali in 2024. So I thought this would be the perfect time to do an episode about traveling and staying sober while you do it. So if you've got a vacation coming up or you're just thinking about traveling or you're traveling with me, here's my advice for taking an epic sober trip. Number one, this is not going to surprise you. If you've been following me for any length of time, you probably know this is going to be the first thing I'm going to say. Plan ahead. Okay, think about what parts of the trip will be most challenging. Will it be the packing, the planning, sitting at the airport, being on the plane, the layover, right? Think it through. What is going to be the most challenging part of the journey for you? And then create solutions for those hardest parts. And one thing you're going to hear me stress throughout this episode too is to do things differently. Okay, your brain makes thousands decisions of all day, every day. So it goes on autopilot a lot, right? Any things we do that are regular we're doing day in and day out, your brain will go on autopilot. Like when you drive to work. Have you ever had one of those moments you start your car and you go and all of a sudden you're at work and you don't really remember the drive because you're on autopilot and that helps your brain conserve energy. So when you're making changes in your life, it's hugely important to do things differently because it snaps you out of that autopilot mode so you don't end up with a drink in your hand. So think this through. Plan ahead. What's going to be your hardest part and then create solutions for the hardest part. Don't just do things on autopilot the way you've always done and then expect to have a different result. If you do everything exactly the way you've always done, you're going to end up with a drink in your hand if you're used to getting to the airport and having a drink in your hand. So do things differently and think this through for when you get there. Also, do you have a hard time in the evening at dinner or is it lunch time? If it's lunch time because you're usually laying on the beach getting your food and drinks served to you, then don't just lay there on the beach like you did in your drinking life. Get up, go for a walk, schedule a surfing lesson, take your own drinks with you. Whatever you need to do, just do it differently. If it's dinner time, schedule an activity for early the next morning so you have something to look forward to and a reason to go back to your room and go to bed early. Do it differently but think through those pieces of the journey. What is going to be most challenging for you and create some solutions for those time frames? And we're going to talk about some of those solutions moving forward. The next one is the flight part. Be prepared to fly. Airports and airplanes are full of potential triggers from long security lines to the liquor they serve during the flight. Try to distract yourself from temptation along the way, right? Buy a yummy coffee or some kind of fruit drink or something after you go through security. Get a treat to make you happy and take your mind off a drink. For me, it's gummies. I'm gummy obsessed. I can buy a bag at the airport. I can keep them handy. I can munch on them while I'm walking around the airport shopping or while I'm working, waiting for my flight. And one of the biggest things that saves me in this whole travel journey and I've traveled a ton. So I'm not super triggered by traveling. I'm an introvert. I just get quiet. I go inside my head in my own little world and I can do it pretty easily. But one of my saving graces is earbuds, right? Put your earbuds in. Take out a good book. Play a game. Listen to podcasts. Listen to music. Anything to keep you occupied throughout the duration of your journey. But be prepared. What is that going to look like? Again, know what the most difficult parts of your journey are going to be and make sure you have things in place to get you through those times. For on the flight, this is the next one. Make an in -flight toolkit. And this is a lot of things I just rattled off. Being on the airplane has its own special brand of triggers, because it's really stressful. It takes a long time, especially if you are impatient and judgy and you're sitting there watching everything everybody does, just tearing them down and being mad that people are taking so long and they're not doing it the way you would do it and the way you think is right. If that's where your thoughts are, listen, you're going to be irritated. Also, the other part of in -flight is airplanes are essentially a giant bar flying through the sky. And if you previously relied on drinks to get you through the airport and or the flight, then I definitely recommend making an airplane toolkit, especially if it's a long flight. You can sleep on planes, then bring the stuff that will make you comfortable to sleep on the plane. Research the best neck pillow and get it. Maybe you already have it, so don't forget it. Take a really good eye mask to block out the brightness of the plane. Also creating some privacy, right? I think all of us know when you look at your neighbor and they've got their earbuds in and an eye mask on, you're not going to be talking to that person and trying to carry on conversation, right? But if you are a person that's an extrovert and you want to chat it up, you want to talk to the people around you, then don't put in your earbuds and put on your eye mask yet. But have your pillow, if it's super long flight, have some compression socks, have plenty of food and snacks in your bag. Have your tablet, you know, an iPad full of books or movies or tv shows. I always take my favorite thermal water cup. It goes with me everywhere in my life and I take it when I travel also. Obviously it's empty. I throw it in my carry -on duffel bag and when the flight attendants come offering drinks, I just hand her my water cup and say, can I get some water? And they fill my water cup, I'm good to go. I also always plan on in wi -flight -fi. I just plan on it. I don't care about the expense. I get a lot of work done when I'm flying because I'm a captive audience, right? There's nothing else. It's not like when I'm at home in my office, like where there's a million distractions and things to do and it's like, oh, let me cook this or start some laundry or make this phone call or take a lunch break, right? When I'm on a flight, I'm captive and that is a beautiful time to get a ton of work done. So I just plan on getting the in -flight wi -fi. I don't care if it's ten dollars for the day or whatever. I'm just doing it. Also, when I have wi -fi, I can log on to any of my streaming services and watch my favorite stuff or I can go on YouTube and put on one of my favorite long podcasts, right? There's all kinds of podcasters that have these super long podcasts like Huberman who I love, right? Huberman Lab. His stuff is like two freaking hours long, but that's a great thing to do in a flight. I've got my earbuds in, log on to YouTube. I can start a Huberman or Lewis Howes or Jay Shetty and I can listen to that while I work and do my thing. Earbuds, earbuds, earbuds. I also take my iPad and I have my favorite game on my iPad. I love playing match 3D and I just went to Phoenix a couple of weeks ago. It was brilliant. I went to see my best friend and his family and it was the first time I ever like took my iPad to play my game, but it was amazing, especially when you're sitting in your seat and you're waiting for everybody else to board. All that impatient judginess I was talking about, distract yourself from that. Don't put yourself in a bad mood or cause yourself unnecessary stress or create a bunch of negative thinking. It's just not worth it. It's dumb. It's pointless. It's a waste of your energy. So I just sat there and opened up my iPad and I played match 3D and that's what I did and it was perfect, especially until we took off and then I got on my computer and whatever.
A highlight from Cousins/Jets Momentum, Cowboys Fever, a Red Sox Reset, and Million Dollar Picks With Bryan Curtis and Kevin Hench
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Did a rewatchables on Monday night. We did Black Hat. Also was on the Big Picture. We did a big Denzel Washington movie draft. I got way too competitive. And then on Wednesday night, Amanda Dobbins and I on the Prestige TV Podcast, we broke down the first two episodes of season three of The Morning Show. The most ridiculous show on television, not just this year, but every year it's on. It just wins the title automatically. If they had a ridiculous show category at the Emmys, they wouldn't even have any of their nominees. I mean, maybe winning time would get nominated. I don't know. But Morning Show just clears it out. What a batshit, crazy, ridiculous show. Wow. It's really like they created a podcast thing so we could just break down the morning show. That's really, I think, the real reason behind podcasting in general. Coming up on this podcast, Million Dollar Picks and a little Vikes Eagles at the top. And then editor at large at the Ringer, Brian Curtis, who was also a giant Cowboys fan, comes on and talk about the Cowboys. Could this be the year? Keep saying that, but could this be the year? And we talked some NFL stuff. We talked some sports media stuff. We talked about documentaries and just all the stuff that happens when Brian Curtis comes on. Oh, we talked about Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as well, who have hit a really interesting milestone as a combo. So that happened. And then Kevin Hench, my buddy, the Red Sox fired their GM today, and we couldn't resist spending 20 minutes recapping. One of the four -year oddest, strangest four -year runs the Red Sox have ever had. And we're still in the middle of it. And I still don't understand why Mookie Betts isn't on the team but also like, man, since the 2018 World Series, the Red Sox have just been a hot dumpster fire. And I say that knowing that they almost made the World Series two years ago, but when you look at everything that happened, wow. So Hench comes on and talk about that. It is all next. First, our friends from Pearl Jam. ["Pearl Jam Theme Song"] All right, I'm taping this part of the podcast. It is 11 .31 East Coast time. East Coast Bill is here. East Coast Bill is in Boston. I was visiting my daughter and doing some other stuff. And Thursday Night Football came on and I thought it would be a great idea to do the top segment after Eagles Vikings. East Coast Bill fell asleep at halftime. It was a new record for me. I guess I'm old. I have another birthday coming up this week. This is why I live on the West Coast because I talk about sports for a living. And East Coast Bill gets a little sleepy when the game is kind of boring and plodding along. So East Coast Bill missed some time, had to catch up, had to do a little rewind. Fortunately, there's so many commercials. I was able to still watch anything, but the Eagles beat the Vikings. They're now 2 -0 on the season. And I would say it's an uninspiring 2 -0. They probably shouldn't have covered against the Pats. They could have lost. This game they win, they don't cover. I guess on the good side, the DeAndre Swift, they traded like a 15th round pick in 2038 for them. And this little way they put together their offense where they load up on wide receivers, they hit the jackpot with hurts, and then they just say, you know what we're going to do? Just grab running backs because there's 98 of them every year. We're just going to grab two and pay nothing for them. So offensively, they look great. Defensively, you saw it last week with the Pats. The Pats were able to throw it on them. Mack almost had 300 yards in the last three quarters of that game. This game, Kirk Cousins, over and over again, heroically going for the cover, finally gets it. The Vikings cover, they don't win. Home team's now 5 -12 against the spread this season. Underdogs are 10 -7 against the spread. But for the most part, not allowed to report, the Eagles just state. They messed around in the first quarter and then said, screw it, and ran the ball down Minnesota's throat. I was thinking, Eagles, Cowboys, if you were going to make a combined over or under for wins for them, and I gave you 26, would you go over or under 26 wins combined for the two teams? They're 3 -0 right now. I would probably go over, especially when you look at the NFC and you think Philly, Dallas, San Francisco, lock those three down. I like Green Bay, Detroit, maybe New Orleans, Atlanta, and maybe that's the seven for the playoffs. And then you have Tampa Bay and the Rams. Who knows what was real and what wasn't real. Tampa Bay beat Minnesota by three in week one. We're like, oh, Tampa Bay, that's interesting. But now Minnesota's 0 -2, maybe that doesn't even matter. Rams, who knows? I mean, they just have so few good players that the moment two of them get hurt, it feels like their free fall will happen. So the NFC is already kind of uninteresting, I guess is my bigger point. Unless the Giants can rally, and who knows after the 40 -0 debacle last week, they're playing Arizona this week, so they looked out of that. But for the most part, it seems like three good teams, maybe the Packers, maybe the Lions, maybe the Saints, and then we're going to have a really bad seven seed. So if you're Minnesota, and you're looking at 31 of 270 teams started 0 -2 and made the playoffs since 1990. 31 out of 270. I can't do math, but that's not good. If you're Minnesota, at what point do you consider trading Cousins? Cousins was all over the place on the internet this week as a possible Rogers replacement. He makes 35 million this year, that's it. The Jets, I think, could do some chicanery if they wanted to. They have this thing where the Packers, it's a conditional, I think second, that turns into a first, but the Packers would have to waive the right for the condition. Clearly, Rogers is going to play 70 % of the plays, but still, they'd have to figure out some way. But if you're the Jets, could you somehow trade for Cousins and save your season? We're going to find out a lot about the Jets this week against Dallas. They get annihilated and they're one -on -one for the season, but annihilates Dallas them and they have to look at their offense and go, all right, we have a really good team. What are we going to do? Is it Jacoby Brissett or do we swing big and try to get Cousins for a year? Cousins has over 700 yards and six TDs in the first two weeks. He's been a fantasy god. I don't know how that plays out. I wish it was like basketball where I could just put stuff in the trade machine and see if it's going to work. For some reason, we made football trades more complicated than basically anything on the earth. I have no idea how the Jets would trade for Cousins, how it'd work, what the mechanics of it would be. What's he worth? Is he worth a first rounder for one year? Is he worth a third rounder? You just never know. Again, DeAndre Swift went for a 15th rounder in 2038. Cousins, I have my eye on because if you're Minnesota, you're not good. You were completely lucky last year to go 13 and four, whatever it was. Now that's evened out and maybe you start looking around and going, all right, let's pack in this year. I don't know what would have to happen, what number they would have to get to. Would they have to be one and four, one and five, one and six? But Cousins to the Jets, it's a fun talk radio topic, at least. We're not doing talk radio here. We're doing sleepy sports podcasting, but Cousins to the Jets has always felt right. It's always felt kind of perfect. He always just felt like a Jet waited to happen at some point in his career. The Jets fans listening to this right now are like, how can he keep doing this to us? We just had the Rogers thing. We had Zach Wilson. Now you're gonna throw Cousins at us. But again, Cousins, a little bit of a turnaround. He was in that Netflix show. He's kind of the big winner of quarterbacks with Mariota being the big loser. But I feel like the tide's turning on Cousins. Even Primetime Kirk today, always a disaster, gets the cover. Who knows? Put him in New York. We'll see. Philly's got, they're just basically have to figure out what their team is. They've already had a bunch of injuries and they even had a little AJ Brown, Jalen Hurts. Who knows what happened on the sidelines there, but didn't look awesome. But they have two months here to figure out their team. They're a big stretch. Week nine, Sunday, Dallas, that's home in Philly. Bi -week, week 11 at Kansas City on a Monday night. Week 12, Buffalo home. Week 13, San Francisco home. And week 14 at Dallas. So again, Dallas at KC, Buffalo, San Francisco at Dallas. And that's gonna be the five game stretch that determines are we a one seed? Are we a two seed? What is our season gonna look like? And they just have to get there. They have to stay healthy and they have to get to that point. So not a lot of lessons from Philly, Minnesota. Do I regret staying up? Although I guess I didn't stay up because I got this little nap in at halftime.
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That's why every car from CarMax has upfront pricing and an unbeatable love it or return it. 30 -day money back guarantee up to 1 ,500 miles. Shop at Nationwide Inventory on your terms. That's car buying reimagined. Start shopping now to find a car you'll love at carmax .com. We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network where I put up a new rewatchables on Monday night. It is an all -time one for us. We did Black Cat, Me and Chris Ryan, Michael Mann movie. We were running out of Michael Mann movies. We don't care. We love this movie. We're probably in the minority. I also went on the big picture with Sean Fennesey. They did a Denzel Washington movie draft and I was on there with Sean and Amanda Dobbins and Chris Ryan and Van Lathan. That was really fun. I got over competitive. I'm sorry. I apologize to everybody in the room. Coming up on this podcast, well, the Jets, that happened. We're gonna talk about what happens now at the AFC East with Benjamin Solak. We're gonna bring in our guy, Sean Fennesey, diehard Jets fan to walk through his emotions the last 12 hours. And then last but not least, Nick Khan, who was running WWE, but today they merged with UFC. And we're gonna talk about that merger, what it means, what it means for the business, what's Vince McMahon's role in the whole thing. And then we're gonna talk a lot of sports media stuff as well. ESPN versus Charter, what the NBA rights are gonna be. So this is an action -packed podcast. Dare I say it's a TKO for you, the listener. Let's bring in Pearl Jam. All right, we're taping this on Tuesday morning, we got the words that Aaron Rodgers, out for the year, torn Achilles, Sean Fennesey, who I've worked with for 11 plus years at this point, diehard Jets Mets fan, Knicks, been a rough ride, rocky road. After Rodgers went down five minutes into the game, you just tweeted goodbye and it didn't respond to texts. We didn't know. I was saying it was like, Marcuson's gone. There is no Marcuson. It's like, Sean's gone. There is no Sean. How are we feeling today? Thanks for having me on the show, Bill. Really kind of you to have me on. I feel justified in all of my melodramatic curse talk. I'm sure I feel similar to how you felt in 2002, 2003, you know, with the socks and feeling anxiety. I feel bad. I feel even worse, actually, because they won for a variety of reasons. But we got a chance to see, like, this is a really cool, fun, exciting team. And they, I don't know if they were Super Bowl bound, but it's easy to imagine a world in which they could have been Super Bowl bound. So yeah, I feel I feel very bad. Very bad. Well, I think the revelation from last night was that Breese looked like 95 percent of where he was last year, which I was not expecting. He was a weird fantasy football guy. It was people like, when's he going to be 100 percent, is it going to happen? So the fact that he looked like that almost made the Rogers thing worse as the game was going on, if it was even possible to feel worse about it, because it's like, oh, this guy is like a guy again. Yeah, even at the very beginning of the game, it's stupid to nitpick the first four play calls. But I was like, wow, they're really throwing a lot coming out of this game. I thought the whole point of this season was to actually use the running game to power Rogers. Obviously, the injury is a freak injury. Nothing could have prevented it. He's an older player. That O -line is obviously problematic, but it was painful actually watching Breese play so well because that could have been really the focal point of the offense. And then Aaron Rodgers just needed to be competent and then this would have been a really competitive team. So it's like I'm legitimately depressed about it. On the other hand, I tell you what I really don't like about it.
A highlight from Blackrock Increases Bitcoin Stack | EP 811
"You You're against freedom Good morning everybody. We are back. What a weekend. We were in Austin all weekend. But anyways anyways Crazy stuff happening BlackRock increases their Bitcoin exposure But not in the way that everyone thought there was some speculation on the timeline on BlackRock stacking But they are getting exposure in every way possible Recent news shows that they've been buying a bunch of public mining company stocks So we're gonna get into all that news and then of course we just came back from Austin We were in BitBock boom so awesome to see all you guys in the flesh Hang out with Bitcoin family members as I like to call them friends acquaintances new faces old faces It was a great weekend and we streamed the whole thing live on YouTube I think it's on the Swan and the Gary's BitBock boom channel so if you want to catch all that we got it all recorded for you on the YouTube verse, but The reason I bring that up not only because we had a great time but there was another conference that happened over the weekend It wasn't by Bitcoiners though. It was by your favorite central bankers out there in Jackson Hole, Wyoming So I'm gonna kind of contrast the two we have the Bitcoin BitBock boom conference in Austin And then we have the central bankers meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming So, I don't know I thought it's very fitting that the two happen on the same weekend and we'll see the difference between The fiat monetary policy handlers and the Bitcoiners and the energy coming out of there You just love to see the contrast and of course guys also as you can tell I'm hosting the show today I will actually be hosting the show till probably Wednesday Nico has some family stuff that he has to take care of so send some thoughts and prayers over to Nico He will be back in a couple of days, but you guys know the show don't stop This is why we've been doing our best To make sure that I handle the show that we're training our boys Dell and Rustin on the show and we even have some people Coming off on the bench. So shouts out to our boy Mike Hobart Cuz we are making sure that the show don't stop for you guys We will continue to give you guys the signal as you guys know, this is simply Bitcoin We are your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution We cover breaking news culture and memetic warfare and we bring on Bitcoiners from all around the world from the biggest names to the everyday Bitcoiner we got them all and we will be your guide through the separation of money and state, but of course guys I'm not alone. I'm here with my co -host Dell Dell. How you doing this morning, brother? I'm good, but I got a got to do a quick correction to what you said about that other Symposium the the meeting over in Jackson Hole. You said it wasn't put on by Bitcoiners I'll change that too. It wasn't put on by Bitcoiners yet Yet they will be just joy just wait given enough time Everybody's gonna come around and see the bright orange light of Bitcoin. It's unavoidable Let's go. Alright guys. Well, let's get into the show. We got a lot to cover today The Bitcoin numbers is your Bitcoin in cold storage really secure is your seed phrase Really secure stamp seeds do -it -yourself kit has everything you need to hammer your seed words into commercial grade Titanium plates instead of just writing them on paper. Don't store your generational wealth on paper Papers prone to water damage fire damage. You want to put your generational wealth on one of the strongest metals on planet earth? titanium your words are actually stamped into this metal plate with this hammer and these letter stamps and once your words are in they Aren't going anywhere. No risk of the plate breaking apart and pieces falling everywhere Titanium stamp seeds will survive nearly triple the heat produced by a house fire They're also crush proof waterproof non -corrosive and time proof all things that paper is not allowing you to huddle your Bitcoin with peace of mind for The long haul stamp your seed on stamps Alright guys, as you know hit the QR code in the bottom and get yourself a seed phrase storage kit Do not leave your Bitcoin seed phrase on paper in your sock drawer Anyways, let's get into some of the numbers here. Of course. We're over here on Clark Moody's dashboard and Our favorite number the block high it keeps going up guys. It's almost like Bitcoin works. It is at eight hundred and five thousand one hundred 82 for the new all -time high of block height the current Bitcoin price is twenty six thousand one hundred and twenty dollars guys We're still in the 26k range Which means you have an opportunity to stack more sets than we did what two weeks ago? Which means the Moscow time aka the sats per dollar aka how much your Fiat dollars worth? It's currently at three thousand eight hundred and twenty Six and I did drop a poll in the chat guys. Are we gonna see 4k sets? I don't know Let's see what you guys think. Let's speculate a little bit in the chat for you guys get you involved Anyways, the total percentage of Bitcoin issued is at ninety two point seven one percent the current market cap in Fiat dollar terms is five hundred and eight point eight billion dollars Bitcoin isn't even at a Trillion -dollar market cap yet. We're a half a trillion Anyways, the realized monetary inflation taking fiat currencies to school was at one point seven five percent and someone asked me on telegram What what does this number mean? It means like even though Bitcoin is hard cap there is a realized monetary inflation until 2140 until the last Bitcoin gets released and That is going to get halved and cut in half in April and actually dealt maybe Can we can we talk about your your dad the little story you just told us in regards to the halving and and this number The monetary or realized monetary inflation. I think this might be an interesting little story, but tldr me I know how you like to talk so tldrs The long and short of it is if you keep on talking To people and you keep on blasting them every time you get on the phone with them about Bitcoin then sooner or later They'll either I guess I guess there's a bit you run the risk of them telling you to never speak again, but Sometimes they might start to see some some of the things they might go. Wait a second so if the halving means that there's less Bitcoin to be found and there's only ever gonna be X amount 21 million and More people want it as time goes on. That means that the price goes up, right? And I'm like like Lavi said that was a tldr of my my conversation with my dad and I said that's exactly what it means There's only so much it's gonna get more and more scarce and the price can only go one way so Yeah, they're waking up. They're be they're noticing people are noticing. Okay last couple numbers We have the Bitcoin verse gold market cap is only currently 3 .96 percent of the gold market cap If you remember gold is I believe around 10 trillion dollars Bitcoin Still less than half a chair above a little more than half a trillion. Anyways, the total lightning capacity is 24 ,746 point nine four BTC the hash rate the last 90 days is 377 point four exa hashes and the pending fees is currently three point one one BTC Okay, guys as I was telling you guys This weekend we had a contrast between two different Conferences we had bit block boom in Austin the Bitcoin maxi conference Well, all your favorite bitcoiners were and we were live streaming from the floor. We were holding down the media desk and we had the central bankers meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and I just I that the irony isn't lost on me that they happen on the same weekend, but you can tell that there is complete difference in Ideologies and the feeling coming out of these conferences and first and foremost I'm pretty sure we played this video for you guys over the weekend on the streams, but I want to play it again Because you can just see not only the hubris of Christine Lagarde, but notice the body language of her Does she really believe what she's saying or is she just saying this stuff just to say it to play the confidence game? And I also got a story or a newsletter article Sorry coming out a couple days later about what was said at the conference And again, we are contrasting this to bitcoins monetary policy because that's what it's all about and remember what Dells dad just said People are starting to wake up. People are starting to notice and they're starting to understand Wow, maybe I want to get some Bitcoin just in case just catches on Anyways, we have a tweet here by Christine Lagarde. She goes hello from the Jackson Hole economic policy symposium I'm looking forward to sharing my thoughts and exchanging views with central bankers from around the globe on the very relevant theme of Structural shifts in the global economy Thanks for hosting the event Kansas City Fed. All right, let's just get into this little video notice her body language And what is she even saying here? Anyway, let's get into this to all of you and I would like to share this Magnificent panorama that is behind me. It is the setting of the Jackson Hole conference that takes place every year It is a little bit like the Sintra of the West except it's been around for longer Many central bank governance many academics many experts in monetary policy and on the economy in general Will be gathering for two days and we will talk about the current situation The major shifts that we are seeing the major breaks and how we can best response with good policies That will actually help bring inflation back to 2 % This is the goal. This is the mission. We're not done yet We are working hard But we also have to compare notes and share our views with others so that we can have really the highest level of confidence That we are taking everything into account, but this is a very inspiring place to do it Interesting, okay first and foremost, of course they are still struggling to maintain 2 % inflation rate as we like to call it, you know, the the publicly Acceptable amount a Purchasing power they can steal from you every year is 2 % and they're struggling to get back down as we've been covering for a long time on the show The inflation rate the official inflation rate CPI is nowhere near 2 % It almost got as high as 10 % I think there's somewhere roughly around 3 % right now and they are still working on getting that lower But anyways, let's talk about what they actually talked about or as Christine Lagarde was saying You know share our notes in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, you know It might sound Very very simple very innocent. We're just gonna share our notes so that we know what's going on in the world So we're all on the same page Some might say they're conspiring but hey, let's not go down that path Okay We're over here on Bloomberg and we have an article here and it goes at Jackson Hole post inflation challenges vex central bankers and the subtitle Is pledge policymakers to keep rates high until inflation is tame as you can tell the theme is inflation is not tamed Anyways, let's get into this article and I will jump back and forth on a few different articles from Bloomberg and then of course I am going to angle this in regards to Bitcoin and Bitblock boom that we just all were hanging out with over the weekend in Austin so the world's top central bankers stress the need to keep interest rates high until inflation is contained and Their job harder at an annual Federal Reserve gathering in Jackson Hole Wyoming keynote speeches from Fed chair Jerome Powell and European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde on Friday Laid out the challenges each is facing in deciding if they should extend Historic strings of rate increases that began last year at the same time They offered investors few clues as to whether they would in fact Do so in the coming months and there's a link here and I want to jump on to this other link real quick Because of course as Bitcoiners, we know what our monetary policy is and yet people are still out here Waiting for the people in suits to tell them what is happening with their money Anyways, what are these clues that they're talking about? So Powell has bond traders right where he wants them full of doubt Interesting interesting as we know monetary policy at least in the fiat world is a game of trust a game of confidence and Playing with that confidence they want you full of doubt so you don't know which way they're gonna go Are they gonna pivot are they you know, they're gonna lower rates.
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"Interactive Brokers charges USD margin loan rates from 5 .8 3 % to 6 .8 3 % rated the lowest margin fees by stockbrokers .com rate subject to change. Learn more at ibkr .com slash compare. I'm Scarlet food. You can follow me at Scarlet food and you can follow me on X at the sass hour tune in again next week for the latest on the stories moving big money in the world of sports. Stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. Civil rights leaders are gathering in the nation's capital to mark the 60th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's historic march on Washington. Martin Luther King the third called it a continuation of his father's fight for civil rights and not just a commemoration of the event. We're coming together to say we must create the climate for America to move forward in a forward direction, not a backward direction. Organizers estimate some 75 ,000 people will attend. President Biden and Vice President Harris will meet with civil rights leaders and members of the King family at the White House Monday and Biden will deliver remarks to commemorate the anniversary. At least seven people were victims were taken to local hospitals with non life threatening injuries. The shooting happened around 7 .45 a .m. during the Juve parade, which is part of the city's Caribbean Carnival. According to local media, several people were arrested and firearms were recovered at the scene. It's unclear if a second scheduled parade today will be canceled. Chicago police say at least two people were wounded by gunfire during Friday night's White Sox game. Police say a 42 year old woman is hospitalized in fair condition after being shot in the leg at Chicago's guaranteed rate field and a 20.
"sox" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"The Red Sox are 14 and 5 when they're starting picture throws at least 6 innings winning each of the last 8 such games in 13 of their last 14. Now, I don't know if in those how many in those 19 games there are 14 and 5 record. Our quality starts, meaning 6 innings and three runs allowed. Well, so just what stands out to me there is when the starter goes deeper into game, they're better. And again, I don't know if we have other numbers branching off of that, but what I would be interested in is when the starter doesn't go 6 innings. But still leaves with a lead, what is their record? I don't think it's good. And that's my point. You need to do everything to shield this bullpen in high school. I do not let them see the light a day. More to the point, Alex. You need to do more to shield the middle part or the long end of the bullpen. In 6th inning part of the bullpen and maybe even the 7th. But certainly you don't want to be if you're Alex Corey, you're doing everything possible to avoid going to your bullpen in the 5th and 6th innings. And I think a lot of managers are doing that, but especially a guy like Alex Cora, who really has some very good arms at the back end, but getting there has proved problematic. And when the Red Sox struggled with a couple of exceptions, the bullpen has really struggled in those medium innings, holding the game where it is when the start it left. Right. And so that's where, again, putting chrysal in the rotation doesn't, it's counterproductive in two ways. One, when he starts, you're going to need to rely more on the middle of the bullpen. In two, if he's in the bullpen, he becomes the guy. You talk about, you know, the 5th 6th, 7th inning, kind of being the danger zone, where you go from, I mean, whoever they're throwing out there now, Ryan brazier, Austin, Austin, Davis has been good. But you get my point. Yes. These names, you go from those guys to Chris sale in those innings. And it's an upgrade. So that's why I think it just makes more sense to go that way. He is Alex barth of 98 5, the sports hub follow him on Twitter at real Alex barth all one word. Our partners at bet online continue to be the number one source for all of your betting needs and sports information. Find all of.
"sox" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"Bet online, where the game starts. All right, back with Alex barth of 98 5, the sports hub as we wrap up here, this Red Sox beat episode. I want to talk about the starting pitching and what has impressed you about the starting pitching of late Nathan Navalny coming up absolutely huge the other night on Wednesday night in another one nothing red's Red Sox win over the angels. There are second one nothing victory in three nights over the angels. What has stood out to you about their starting pitching? Oh, it's got to be Michael waka and Navalny was good the other night, certainly, but Michael walker throwing that complete game shut out. He's got his ERA down under two now. To see him kind of throw it back like this. If you want to go back to what we started the show with write the Celtics and Red Sox comparisons, it's Al Horford ish. He hasn't he hasn't had a season. His all star season was in 2015. When he was 23 years old, he's now 30. 7 years later, and he's having the best seasons. That guys don't normally have like 6 bump seasons and then come bounce, come back and bounce back like the way he has. So I think to get the boost from him, they'd be in a real scary place. If he wasn't given them what he's giving them, you know, Nathan of Aldi, I think, has been good at times, but he's been kind of in and out. Garrett whitlock experiment. Which is something I campaigned for has been hit and miss. Tater house, spinning out of the rotation, all of that. It really feels like Michael walk has been their constant. But anybody, I don't even know if hanging bloom had that coming into the season, but it's been a massive list. It's only 30, Alex. He's 30 years old. This is not a fail. Well, I shouldn't say that. This isn't Rick hill is what I meant. This is not rich hill. This isn't somebody on the back end of his career. He's in what's supposed to be the prime of his career. Like yes, but what I would push back on that a little bit and I don't entirely disagree, but with pitchers, I almost look at it more in years and innings than I do in age because it's wear and tear on the arm. That's ultimately what it is, right? Right. He's thrown he's been pitching since 2013 regularly in the majors outside of 2020, which was like the.
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"I know you've got to be off here in a little bit. But he's a career two 92 hitter. He's got 78 homers in, let's see, three plus years. This is his fourth major league season. He's got 78 bombs. And I don't have his extended OPS and OVP and all of that. And you bring that up with Devers, let's do that. You're enjoying the NBA Finals, aren't you? The 2 a.m., yeah. I'm good. This is great. This is great radio right here, by the way. All right. It's a podcast, dude. It's not radio. I have it here. You want the I got the career. Two 85. Okay. His numbers are actually what he's played two seasons longer. Than Al Perez has. But if you take from 2019, Alvarez's first year, to now, it works out that raffi has better hitting average, better numbers across the board. His average is actually brought down by his second year 2018 actually when he had Red Sox. 108 games. And won the World Series. He hit only two 40. And that year he had 21 home runs and struck out a 121 times. But he struck out 44 times so far through a third of the year, so that's about a 120 strikeouts. He's on pace for that. But I just think, you know, the Alvarez comp is interesting. I just look at José Ramírez as someone the Red Sox C Rafael Devers maintaining his numbers at a pace of, if you follow my drift. Sure, yeah, but again, that's why the age thing is weird to me because I think they see Devers in four years as Ramirez. And I think, you know, when Ramirez gets his deal, there's going to be unless it's a really short term deal. That's going to be based on his decline. His regression is going to be factored into that deal. I think it doesn't sound like a large gap right 29 years old versus whatever Devers is 25, 26, but I mean, those years right there, age 25 to 29 season. That's the peak..
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"So what's interesting, Alex, I think, is Xander bogarts. They are not dealing Rafael Devers. One way or another, I think, and I've said this all along. Here we go again. We can have this conversation again. However, bogarts is a different story. No pun intended. It's a much different deal with Xander bogarts. If they decide they want to move him, like they decide like Theo did with no more Garciaparra in 2004 at the trading deadline. They could absolutely do that and probably get a good haul in return in terms of pieces that could help them in the bullpen, which is usually the easiest part to fix when you're talking about fixing a baseball club down the stretch of a pennant race. That's where GMs usually focus is on the bullpen because those are the easiest parts to kind of plug and play at the deadline. But do they move Xander bogarts and how does that impact the dynamic of the team? But that there's no more trade. That was almost 20 years ago now. I just don't think the league operates that way anymore. I think if you're moving Xander borex you're selling. I don't think there's a way you can move Xander bogarts and buy. I just don't think that deals on the table. We don't know. That's fair, but we don't know what is out there in terms of other teams. Well, so like, I'm trying to remember, 'cause again, I was ten years older than this was happened. And I was crushed. Where the cubs contenders when they traded for Omar in 2004? Yes, it was the year after the 2003. The department game. Yeah, it was the year after. I guess, is there a contender, there may be a contender that wants bogus, but now, okay, you need to get another short stop for a second baseman because Jeter downs doesn't seem ready quite yet. You know, is a third team going to step in and give you that. And then the other thing I'd say, at some point, you got to get something back from the team that you're giving Xander bogarts to. Is it contending team? What the Red Sox need? You said it is bullpen. You know, the O four Red Sox didn't eat bullpen. They didn't know. And like one or two starters and one of which you can move to the bullpen and maybe move one of your own starters to the bullpen, something like that. I don't think a team in the position to give up as much as you're going to want. For Xander bogarts, is going to part with pitching. Like, the nomar trade is a good comp. So let me take a look here, quick. The Red Sox got Orlando Cabrera from Australia expos team. Yep. And they got Doug McVeigh. They needed a first baseman. If the Red Sox needed offense, I think it makes a lot more sense, right? You trade one really good bat for two pretty good bats. Or defense. Or defense. That was meant K. I just don't think a team in the position that's trading for bogarts is going to give you pitching. I don't see that happening. Because they need the pitching because they're in contention. And you can never have enough pitching. You can have enough bats. You can never have enough picture. He is Alex barth. They'll go ahead. What are we going to do?.
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"Hey everybody, it is drags Mike petroleum back with another episode of the Red Sox beat on the CL and S media network. I'm joined again by Alex bartha 98 5 the sports sub follow him on Twitter at real Alex barth all one word. He is doing sensational work and late work burning the midnight oil for 98 5 covering the NBA Finals of which as we record this on Thursday. They Celtics lead two games to one. And Alex, the last time we spoke last week, we said we talked a good bit about in the Red Sox beat podcast about, is there any analogy or comparison to be made between what the Celtics were able to do mid season and what the Red Sox might be able to do? Well, lo and behold, since we last talked, guess what? The Red Sox haven't lost. 7 straight wins. They won the series finale against the Cincinnati reds 7 to one. And then we said, and I think rightly so that this West Coast swing of ten games against Oakland, the angels and Mariners would go a long way toward determining how they approach the all star break, the trade deadline and going forward as either a buyer or seller. Given the fact that they've won the first 6 games on the road swing, I'd say they're going to be buyers. I mean, they are it's tough because through all of this, they're actually one game further back in the a at least than they were when they started. I don't think that matters. I think they're closer in the playoffs though. They are, I just, I don't know that you can blow it all up, right? I don't know that you can make that home run trade that a team like the Yankees can make or I would even say a team like, you know, Chicago who has it worse record, but it's just four games back in that division and what's kind of a wild division. I think you do need to be cognizant of this future, especially given the current roster composition. Can you trade Jeter downs if you're going to let zander bogarts walk out the door? Can you move like, you know, I'm talking about blockbuster. Can you move Tristan Costas if, you know, Raphael beverage is going to move on because costs can play some third base. Can you move some of these pictures if you know of all these moving on next year? And I believe Michael, 'cause only on a one year deal, right? It's still feels like those are great questions. That's by the way. Thank you. You're welcome. Does heim bloom have an eye on the next two to three years after this year and not just when this year? Because perhaps some of those moves you're talking about Alex, a great point you're making is that we may have to sacrifice some of what would benefit the 2022 Red Sox for what will benefit the Red Sox 2023 and moving forward. Like what this team really needs is pitching. I know the pitching has been great the last couple of days in the lineup spin the issue, but big picture when it all evens out. Things regress to the means. They could use help. Helping the starting rotation could help their bullpen too. There's more than.
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"Yeah, and I would think story probably wanted to wait too, right, to see what that market was going to be. No sense in signing the deal before the top of the market is ultimately set, which is what Cray did with his record breaking contract. So yeah, you know, I think people give high and bloom crap and really, you know, it's more of a reflection of the organization as a whole that bloom, but people call them the small market Red Sox, the Tampa Red Sox, whatever. However, the Boston. That's a really moniker. Silly. Go ahead. I think there's a difference between being smart about how you go about your business. Like you don't just want to sign players to sign players and throw money after nothing, right? So have they maybe been a little frugal at times the last few years, absolutely. But you kind of see now the bigger picture of it if they go out and they spend money on a complimentary pieces ancillary pieces last few years, does the opportunity for this deal present itself, probably not. We'll see if they keep spending after this. I think they do still have a couple of those complementary needs now. You add a guy like story, you may only have him with bogarts for one year. I would load up now and spend all that money now, but I think that this kind of puts to bed the Tampa Red Sox narrative. I want to get to a story that a Chad Channing is when we're talking about high bloom, a Chad Jennings hat in the athletic. He writes on Monday. It was almost a year ago, almost to the day that bloom set outside the Red Sox spring training facility in Florida and talked about doing something like this. He wanted one day to be the type of executive who makes a splash and insisted he would be that guy willing to spend and willing to commit when the time was right, but until Sunday those were just words of vague promise, a theory without much proven fact. Well, now we have the proven fact. Yeah. And again, a guy kind.
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"Hey everybody, it is drags Mike petrolia once again coming at you on the ceiling media network with another episode of Red Sox beat. This week, Alex barth of 98 5, the sports hub is back citgo sign in all baseball cap on, ready to talk a little Trevor story joining the Boston Red Sox this week. I'm bloom, Alex. Finally made the big splash Red Sox fans were hoping for in terms of signing a free agent who could really help the Red Sox offensively right handed bat, of course. He fills a need on the infield, though it's not as natural position. He's never played second base, but we're going to find out if he can play second base with the Boston Red Sox as Xander Bogart's stays at home at shortstop. So Trevor's story signs 6 years, a $140 million. That's $22.5 million AAV. And there is a 7th year option that kicks in if the Red Sox choose to do so by the fourth year of his contract, they pick up the option and it extends to 7 years and a $160 million, but Trevor's story on board with Boston Red Sox. I like the deal. How about you? Yeah, I really do. I like it from a number of different angles. I like the short term impact. I like the long-term impact, but I thought the contract itself was very team friendly. You mentioned the money compared to what some of these other guys got. You look at Carlos Correa. So this is the move Red Sox fans have been waiting for. I think they've been waiting for since Mookie betts got traded, right? Was all right, you're going to dip back below the CBT. You're going to reset that penalty and then come back out swinging and we were all waiting for the swing and here it is. So it was good to see it. It seemed like it wasn't going to happen for a little bit there. Guys were flying off the board left and right and there were only a couple of those marquee free agents left, but whether you assign a march 1st or march 20th, the guy is still going to be in the lineup opening day, so it all worked out..
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"Back the radio play by play voice of the Red Sox, the one and only will Fleming, you can follow him on Twitter at will Fleming all one word. Will it was a great, I would say unexpectedly terrific season for the 2021 Red Sox. Of course, they fall short in the American League championship series, four games to two. A roller coaster ride to say the very least after games two and three went in the Red Sox way and unprecedented fashion. Games three, four, sorry, games four, 5 and 6, the tables were turned. I thought will the turning point of the series was a game tying home run by Jose Altuve in game four when the Red Sox were up two one. Yeah, I think it's hard to make that argument against that migrate to be with you again. Thank you. Roller coaster is the perfect word for this season in so many ways. I mean, we're just all sort of taking a deep breath and looking back at it and I think it, you know, it extends beyond just the last four or 5 days when the Red Sox did have a real opportunity to get to the World Series. And it's crazy that we're not at Fenway Park tonight welcoming the Atlanta Braves. That would have been pretty wild culmination to just an insane 2021 season. But, you know, I think that the Astros on paper is certainly a better team than the Red Sox are. The stock's offense got hot for a couple of games. And without Lance mccullers, I thought the Red Sox had a really good chance. And you make the right point, which is you can easily say that the Red Sox could have swept the series in game one you got Tanner hulk on the mound with the two run lead. He gives up a Homer to about two of it and then in game four the same story of carrot winlock. And Garrett whitlock was the Red Sox best pitcher this year other than native Aldi. And so question. It's hard to argue with the setup that they had. And by the way, you know, I'm sure we'll talk about I'll explore in this podcast, but it's a marvel that he was able to navigate the Red Sox to that spot. To have them in a situation in those games with their best guys on the mound with a lead. And sometimes it just doesn't work out. And Altuve and Correa are two of the great all time playoff performers and they got the Red Sox in those couple of moments. So, you know, it stings to not keep going, but what a year it was for the Red Sox and by almost any measure they exceeded expectations and took us all on a wonderful ride. Now, you bring up will Fleming, Alex Cora, I think he is certainly in the conversation for American League manager of the year. I don't think there's any doubt about that considering where the experts had picked this team..
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"For Cincinnati. Is he does he throw triple digits as he does, and throws a smooth triple digits. He is 6, 6, 6, 7. A lefty and just smoke some. I mean, he is really fun to watch. No, he's a righty. I always try to keep track of those guys. So I will definitely keep an eye out for that. And it would be nice if the Red Sox never got one. I mean, Ed kimbrell, eat through pretty hard, but. And they could have had kimberle again, but that's another story for another podcast. How are you doing otherwise? I'm good. I'm good. I'm just, you know, kind of catching up for NFL season. Obviously, great, great weekend of college football, hard not to love that. So yeah, it was a great, by the way, hunter grain, yes, is the right hander. I don't know what I was. But he can throw a smooth, one O one, a very smooth one O one. He is a tremendous picture. Yeah. You like that Florida state Notre-Dame game. I thought of you, Alex. I don't know why I did. I didn't like it because, well, first of all, who likes Notre-Dame? And second of all, I was so excited for McKenzie Milton to make his comeback. Great story, right? I think great quarterback. I think a guy who if he doesn't suffer that injury is probably in the league right now. But he doesn't get the start. They put him in late in the game and then they blow it for him. It just didn't sit right with me. I wanted them to win that game for him so bad. Hopefully he becomes the startup. Look, at the other kid, Jordan something, I forget his last name. He wasn't awful. He threw a couple of picks, but some of them I think two of those were on the receiver more nim. He made some nifty plays, but I just, I want to watch McKenzie milling again, man. He was so good and it's just so unfortunate what happened to him. I think the doctor, they showed a quote from the doctor last night about his surgery like nothing like that had ever been done before. They weren't sure they were going to save his leg. And now he's out here playing D one football going toe to toe with the 9th ranking team in the country. I wanted it. I wanted that ending. Hopefully we get another shot at it. Maybe Clemson, down the road, I don't know, but hopefully we get another shot at it later this year. So I want to thank everybody for downloading today's podcast. The always entertaining Alex barth was my guest of 98 5. I want to thank Alex for joining me on this Red Sox beat podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at real Alex barth all one word. Also want to thank our great sponsor bet online dot AG. For Alex barth, I'm Mike petralia. And this has been the Red Sox beat podcast powered by sale on us media..
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"Look, I mean, not to bust on those guys, but they are what they are. That's not what the Red Sox thought they would be going to in a game on September 5th trying to fight for a second wildcard spot. Yeah, it's the reality of it. And again, you kind of get these spot performances from these guys here or there. Again, I thought, even though he didn't necessarily pitch well, Crawford kept him in the game. He gave them enough ins where they didn't have to go to, you know, say a whitlock. They didn't have to go to gear with lock to bridge innings or anything, right? He got them deep enough into the game. A guy like see, I don't even know he's got his name's Jack Lopez, right? Right. The second baseman who is it capable to fender right now? He might be the best defensive infielder, the Red Sox have kind of feels that way. But, you know, you get these little spa performances here and I think that that's sort of what's carrying the team right now. But you don't, they're not in a spot where you can kind of have feel good stories. They need to win games. They're right up against it. They're a half back for the Yankees for that first wild card spot. I think there are three ahead of Oakland after Oakland collapsed on Sunday last yesterday. Okay, so they're four and a half up on Oakland. They do have a little bit of breathing room there, but you know, they're right in the middle of it and these feel good stories will only get you so far at a certain point. You got to start winning games and I think the other important thing to remember is it's, you know, it's not like they're gonna bring these guys right back. Maybe some of them you know Sandra Bogart's I think is just a machine. But pavetta come back after missing what's probably going to be two weeks and just start and be good or is there going to need to be lead time into that? Can any of these guys Matt Barnes? Is he gonna need lead time to shake the Ross off? So this is kind of an ongoing thing. So you're looking at it and you're thinking, okay, cut a Crawford's not going to be in the starting rotation if he doesn't have to be. But.
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"Hey everybody, it's drags and this week on Red Sox beat. I welcome back good friend and old colleague, Alex barth of 98 5, the sports hub, you can of course follow him on Twitter at real Alex barth today. We are going to be talking about the resilient Red Sox. They have overcome quite a lot in the past 7 days since we last spoke Alex the COVID pandemic that is really hit them hard. The injured list, they've had no fewer than 11 players in the last ten days placed on COVID. IL. And what's to me, most significant about that, of those players, 5 have been pictures, still, they managed to go on a four game winning streak. The day after Xander Bogart's their best player arguably was pulled off the field in the second inning by Alex Quora. Look, say what you will about the Red Sox slumping after the all star break and for a good portion of August. But this team and the last week has shown me something. Yeah, they have. And when I was on with you, whatever was last week, right? We were talking about what do they need to do to win the division? I said, just they got to at least split with Tampa and then they got to win every series from there on out. They split with Tampa. They won their first series. So they're doing what they need to do right now and all things considered everything they're going through. It's pretty darn impressive. They had something called a cut or Crawford on the mound. Yes, they did win the game, but you know he gave enough innings where they didn't have to drain the bullpen. They still won the series that in itself felt like sort of a win for them. Just given the situation they're in right now. So it does feel like they're turning the corner. Whatever August was it was. That was a mess. The Red Sox, I actually looked this up. I kind of stumbled on this by accident. The Red Sox in years two zero X one. So 20 blank one. Always collapsed late in season. 2001, they were like, 20% was right around 60% through July, August and September. It was barely found is when I will remind you, that's when Joe Kerrigan took over and was giving hitting advice to people like Troy O'Leary..
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"Baseball games back in MLB 2021, especially if you get to October you need as many guys, you can kind of in that boat phone well and you need to run up against a team that is not going to be as particular when they're swinging at pitches. Meaning you need to face teams that are going going to be more aggressive because I found in watching these games that dead When you have hard throwers out of the bullpen, if you run up against the line up that it's going to take pictures and has no problem hitting with two strikes. Those are the teams that usually have success, waiting out and throwers in the bullpen. Yeah, absolutely. And that's one of the good things about the Red Sox offense, when they're going. Well, is that, you know, they can beat good teams. They can be good, pitching staffs. And you know, these are actually laborers. They're just even have, they're going to have to get back to pounding. The strike zone, kind of trusting the stuff. I've seen a lot of nibbling going on lately and Barnes just has to get back to where he was early. And when he was just kind of go after guys, and ladies looked kind of more like the old pre 2021 Matt Barnes where he's nibbling around and tracks, you know, he's got a great curveball. But God, you got a ninety-six ninety-seven, my yes, humans the basketball. Yeah, and it had to be aggressive especially if it drives me crazy. Try guys are nibbling at the bottom of the order and I've seen birth. Sounds like walking number nine, enter cuz he's throwing too many curveballs. When you have like a, you know, the the top of the order coming up, just don't do that. Don't slow their baths down, you know, just he involved in the meat of the order. Just just use your fast football. And I think that's with Barnes need to do is he just needs to get back to being aggressive and trusting that, that could fast-forward, he has, how does a pitching rotation lineup for this week with the Yankees? I haven't taken. Yeah, they're going to go the, it's listed to the TV only because they're going out. And, and of all the in the first in a doubleheader, what they hadn't for some reason, they haven't disclosed, which order they're going to be in yet. So it's going to be how kind of all the in some order against, you know, then they're going to go with pivetta in the Wednesday game in New York. Then you have sailed back out there Friday against Texas and Iran Saturday. So it shapes have to be a pretty good week for the Red Sox. Pitching wise at these guys can kind of do what they should do. I think it's going to be really exciting to age. Enter how pitch in Yankee Stadium and of all the it's just been an absolute Yankee killer track since since he joined the Red Sox. I mean he just every time he pitches against them pretty much a 01 run. So I think there is a good shape to at the very least split that double-headed on Tuesday, which is what they need to do. They don't need to sweep and they just need to split it and then hopefully when they came on on Wednesday get out of there and win two out of three months. Yeah. TBD against Gil and then TBD against Montgomery in The nightcap on Tuesday. And then Wednesday, Nick pivetta goes off keys are still TBD on that..
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"2018 where you had, you know, you had Steve Pearce and Mitch Moreland and Eduardo Nunez and bra off. All that being concerned, you had a bunch of guys, you were sort of entertaining. He likes that kind of managing. He likes having a virtual roster where he can everyone on the roster, sort of has a purpose and I think that's what you have right now with our tracers can too much. Franchy Cordero. Yeah. Well, I mean, why wouldn't Gonzales who was just designated for assignment too? Many automatic outs in this lineup. And now you have now you're going to frost a couple of guys. I think you can contribute and it's just going to be a much better lineup. I think for for Alex, for it, to be able to manage a maneuver. That being said, Ian, this team was still very successful in the first half. Even with all of those question marks in the lineup. I mean, you have to understand. I think if you're a Red Sox fan, that Alex Cora was a big part of the reason why with the starting rotation pretty much. Huge question, mark with a lot of Band-Aids in that rotation to start the season and some of the bench pieces were line up pieces. Even as you mentioned really big time question box in the bottom for the order. They still were the second or third best team in baseball for most of the first half of the year. Yeah. The team was playing with a lot of fire and for much of the year. They led the league in a comeback wins. Tampa Bay has since passed them in that category. But yeah, he you know, he did a great job that first. That's first three. But really April May June the scene was excellent that really position down to have the stretch run that they're going to have right now. We're you know, looks like it's going to be playing meaningful baseball the entire season and Cora was really pushing all the right buttons early with dispatch team and it just got to a point..
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"BetOnline, your online Sportsbook experts back with Ian, Brown of mlb.com covering the red socks off. All right, there was another significant piece that made its debut in the Red Sox roster. You alluded to him earlier, Kyle schwarber, he made his debut on Friday, but on Sunday, he was very impressive in the 622. Win over the Orioles Kyle schwarber 244 with a run scored and two doubles doubled, the right field in the sixth inning and off the left-field month. On the 7th is first, two hits with the red socks. Look, I don't think anybody expecting him to like the world on fire, but he is a left-handed bat that can provide some depth and some options for Alex Cora. He's not going to be, I don't think your answer at first base. I think Travis Shaw who was picked up off waivers on Sunday, might be more the case, you would log. To that, but what do you think of Kyle schwarber in his debut with the Red Sox? He and yeah, cash wherever just gives this team a greater path. Even when he doesn't get his he just he works the count. He's more patient than a lot of other strikes and you know, he's just, you know, the double to write the fact that he hit a double, the base, the wall, and right. And then just took a nice easy swing lazy flyball off the master, you know, you know, try for a left-handed hitter, he's able to do that. Able to use that wall, becomes a really dangerous hitter at Fenway Park and defensively like didn't get this guy for years, but they're going to figure that out is the first couple of games. He's going to DH for most of this week cuz they just want to keep his legs under be coming back from that that may trigger quad injury he had. And yeah, like you said, you know, they talked to first base when they first got him. I don't know if they didn't like what they see it on the work out or they just said, you know, he dead. My groin strain while he was recovering from the hamstring. So maybe they just don't want to put too much on his legs right away. But I think you're going to see him mostly at the age. Maybe a little bit in left field and Jamie Martini going to play more left-field than what JT's. Not terrible out there, you know, in left field, he I would agree with that. I mean, embarrasses himself. He doesn't have a longer range in the world. And that's where you don't need the range left field at Fenway Park. Yeah. So I think the Red Sox are going to sacrifice the little defense down the stretch and hopes of having a real deep offense here. So what you're going to see, how long as you can see JD and we're kind of rotating between, DH and left field. This is going to push, Alex, Verdugo, mainly the center. I think maybe right feel the time from when Hunter Renfrow, sits out against the tough righty and you know, Jared Duran, I think he could be the odd man out here, at least in the everyday line. He didn't play Sunday against the writing, that was sort of birth. They had four do go and Center and they had, you know, JD and Shore birthday JD and left and swore versification. I think that's where you're going to see more of a Shah. Who? Yeah, I think that in a lot of people, look at the page 191 average and say, oh yeah, here's another one ninety hitter for the Red Sox play at first base..
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"You know, for, for all of the troubles that the Red Sox have been going through in the previous, what eleven games too, and 9 in those eleven games, or I believe that's what it was off. They needed the Orioles in the absolute worst way to come into town. I mean, they're baseball's worst team. They they look like they did back in 2018 and 2019 off when they were challenging. The sixty-two Mets for the most losses in baseball history. Real quick aside here. And what's happened with the Orioles. Why why have they plummeted back to baps? Yeah. I mean, I think they're just they're just taking right now tracks. I mean, they have they have a couple of players to work with. They have Mancini who's a really good plan of great story. One of the best stories in a season, coming back from from colon cancer and Cedric Mullins, a real nice player. And you know, the big, the big, the big Prospect mountcastle, but he's hurt dead. That's a big that's a big loss right there. So they're just a team that, you know, they're building it back up. I think that, you know, we'll see what they do. Then. They're not going to, they're not going to stay this bad. I think they, they need their conscious of what they're doing, and kind of Stack, a good draft pick, but the Red Sox didn't need this kind of opponent and tries. Once in the Red Sox, didn't get enough credit for is, for about a month and half a year playing nothing. But playoff-caliber opponents every day. And I think that has something to do with, you know, they, they handle that stretch very well for about the first. They got tired. I think men in fatigue took over. Yeah. Go ahead over the last eleven games. Yeah, I think for the first month or so they handled that stretch grade and they, they pulled out a couple, you know, quite a few games in the late Innings and they are feeling good. And yeah, I think you've hit that wall that, you know, some teams hit that in August..
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"Covering all things Red Sox. You can follow him on Twitter wage at e. N m Browne. That's i a n m b. R o w. N e. How are you bud? I'm great tracks. How you doing? Good to hear this bill. Talk to you again. It's been a long time. You were the first guests on my iteration of the Red Sox, beat podcast, and I do appreciate it way back. When a lot has changed for the Red Sox since we last spoke, most prominently the return of their race. Chris Sale on Saturday, in the 16 to, to romp the Red Sox offense, took a lot of the pressure off off Chris Sale. Number 41, making it pretty easy for him. But still sale looked very sharp five innings, six hits and I don't know about you. He allowed two runs in the five innings, but the most impactful. Something about Saturday, the eight strikeouts and no walks that to me, tells me that he had really good control and command of all of his pictures. Yeah. It was really encouraging him to come in and after not pitching in a major league game for two years and pitched with with that kind of control. And you know, everybody else was was kept, being was kind of being patient bit and wondering how he would be. When he when he first got back and say I was like man this isn't just I'm not just going to ease into this. This is kind of, this is Go Time, so he's been getting ready for this but you know, you know, his work ethic, nobody works harder, nobody's more determined. And you know, he just, he looks better to, he got into great shape, he put on a little pigs, believe it or not. I put on a little bit of weight, you know, during this will it stay here will stay. That's what I wonder where the guy with the physique and a metabolism like Chris Sale, you know, he puts Wait on and hopefully in the right places and in the right ways, but the idea is so that he has more endurance, more strength toward the end of the season. Now, fortunately for him, his Seasons, not going to be very long. This is really for him. Like, what twenty twenty was for most of Major League, Baseball, a Sprint. So it's a Sprint to the Finish. Is that really the mentality? He's taken. Yeah, I think so. I think home and, and look, this is huge for the Red Sox to have him back at completely changes. The complexion and a team, you know, you look at yesterday and water Rodriguez, right? Pictures are great game and now suddenly, he's the number two starter and he looks a whole lot better. And then, number two. Slapping. This is a one, Nathan eovaldi. Looks a lot better is a free than he does is a two and then you have Tanner how they're young exciting prospect. I'm just going to pitch one of the games against the Yankees and the doubleheader. He, you know, he's, he is Nick pivetta and prevent us has some great moments this year. I saw a couple really bad per month..
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"Birth. Together as they go pro, does Kyle schwarber. Make the play Bobby dalbec made in the eighth inning, Sunday night at Tampa Bay? I do not think he does. I mean, Beck, is that a struggle at the plate? That is well documented and we know all know that he is pretty much hit or miss all or nothing at the plate. If you're talking Bobby dalbec but the play made it first base package on the chopper, the spinning cue ball, shot down to Rafi, Devers at third base and scooped that out of the dirt was very special playoff thought under pressure. Yeah. I mean, we don't know how long to get from for defensively. You know, he's a guy that came up as a catcher. Obviously, was there a little bit as a rookie it with the Cubs and since then, it's like ninety 9.5% of the time he's played left field so from you know, it's going to be maybe at times an adventure, but the point is to get his back in the lineup, we've seen with the Red Sox, first baseman have done all kinds of leave the season. Like you said, dalbec has been, you know, authors, And a couple hot weeks here, and they're pretty much in the slump All Year, Danny Santana and marwin Gonzalez. The guys, they try it out there have been uh, you know, abysmal as well. We've seen Frankie Cordero, come up and have a little success here and there and the last couple of weeks, but the Red Sox needed to fill, you know, they can't have a dead spot in their line-up every night. And so they they definitely feel that they come August 15th or wage war was back. I will no longer be an issue. Yeah, I'm just curious to see how Alex Cora who I think has always been very underrated for the way he manipulates his line up and and Thursday. It's the puzzle pieces in to make it a productive off, certainly a productive offense of line up and suddenly he I don't think he gets enough credit for his knowledge of the game and where to position people and put guys, in position on the field to do the best job, they can defensively and that and that really helps their pictures down. Yeah, we saw that in 2018, you know, when they were at their best, you know, on a daily basis it was you know, either holster Nunez a second either Pearson Moreland at first, you know, a lot of them are very solid defensively. You know, you look at a guy like Mitch Moreland, who is a gold glove candidate all the time. Steve Pearce was solid over there. He mix and match. And and you know the laundry for the Red Sox gave TJ Hernandez. So they could put in a defensive spot for me is going to be one of the best defenders on the field. So I think they're happy with that at times. Like I said, we don't know what's going to happen at first base before, but it's it's a risk. They're willing to take off the robe was roblez made his debut Sunday night at Tampa Bay. He's the right-hander they got at the deadline from twins for right-hander, Alex, sure. Who went to MIT backed off soda, minor-league picture, and then they also got left, handed picture, Austin, Davis from the Pirates. What do you think those two guys can contribute? I think, you know, if you're looking at from a Red Sox perspective, they're looking for interesting arms that weren't going to cost you much. I'm sure they had talks with the Cubs about Craig, Kimbrel. But you saw, what they had to give up Nick Madrigal, who was just on a second, baseman already was sitting like 3:20 and, you know, eighty five major league games and he's out for the rest of this year. But there's a guy who's under control forever as track record in Major League success. I mean, trying to think the Red Sox would have to give up, you know, for a guy like camera, it's a price. They weren't willing to pay so and Alex sheriff is a guy who's had success this year with a kind of a fringe Prospect and then Michael Chavis who obviously was just a change of scenery candidate. At this point of the struggles in the last two years, the Red Sox didn't give up anything that they thought would meaningfully fit into their plans for the next few years. And and exchange got, you know, two arms that are not the same thing, flashes arms out in the trade market. The two guys that they think. Okay, we can do something with the stuff or we can put them in position to succeed. You know. Robles has been around for a while. I think he has like six or seven Big League Seasons with a few different teams birth. Some success in Anaheim and is on, you know, is a rental guy in Davis, who is controlled for a few more years. They needed a lefty because, you know, they felt like with Josh Taylor and dogs and they didn't have enough left-handed depth, not the flashiest moves, obviously schwarber was the big move, but those are the types of guys that their rentals, they don't cost you much, you bring them into the bullpen see what they could do. It's just another of, you know the the the real cost is they lost Brandon Workman, who was pitching morals. So you know it's not it's not a big risk but there's potential payoffs went, you know, you get the red socks off other team like getting these guys in their Labs. Say okay, we have the video on this guy, we think that if we, you know, increase his change after usage, drop his arm and a little bit, then he'll become a stud for us in the bullpen, every team that smarter than the rest in that regard. And so, you know, we'll see if the Red Sox could do with these two, what's really important for us? I think too high and Bloom and Red Sox ownership, Sam Kennedy, and John Henry at all. That they didn't have to disrupt what they were trying to do with the farm system. That is rebuild it, right? I mean, build up the stock, don't dip into it just to make some rental moves here at the trade deadline in 2021 and make sure everything the key pieces are in place right to move forward and they accomplish that and they're still in great position to make some type of run off last two months, and then, you know, let the cards fall where they may and October. But but the important part of this is that they didn't disrupt the true. You know, Blue Chip prospects in their system that they're building a right? And although Ramirez who was the twenty year old picture that they gave up for schwarberg? He's a guy that had kind of risen up Prospect rankings this year but he if you look at it was not one of the top five or six pitching prospects in the system and that that's important, you know? And so I think, you know, you can give up a twenty-year-old that low, a was three or four steps before coming in the majors feel dead, A better about that than, you know, giving up a tent or house. Obviously, you're giving up a, you know, even a Brian model who's injured, either one of those moves. I think we both know. I think everybody knows who follows the Red Sox club that was never going to happen speaking with Chris Cotillo of MassLive and masslive.com. You can follow him on Twitter. You should be doing that. If you're a Red Sox fan and want the latest @chris p. L o all one word, a sports fans, BetOnline, the fastest, and easiest way to ban on all of your Sports Action, baseball season in full swing, of course, and you can track all of the action came down the final two months of the season. The pennant structure, if you will, at BetOnline, get all the latest news, odds, and info for all of your sporting needs. Including MLB NBA NHL. 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Yeah, it's it's been a project that I've been.